TEMPE, Ariz. (January 7, 2016)—The City of Tempe awarded the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) one of eight MLK Diversity Awards, an honor given to individuals and organizations deeply committed to diversity.
SCNM has a diverse student body representing six countries and 25 states; more than 30 percent of students self-identified as ethnically diverse. The college shows an ongoing commitment to diversity by providing access to naturopathic medicine at local community clinics and by supporting public health. On an international level, the college engages with Naturopaths Without Borders, with their students traveling to Rocky Point, Mexico, to provide care to the underserved. The students have also established other initiatives such as providing medical support to veterans and other at-risk groups.
SCNM will be recognized for the award at the 18th Annual MLK Diversity Awards dinner on January 16.
About SCNM: The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine trains future physicians to focus on prevention, wellness and lifestyle changes, which addresses the root cause of the majority of the problems plaguing Americans. Located in Tempe, and founded in 1993, SCNM is an accredited higher-learning institution offering a four-year medical program. Adjacent to the college, the SCNM Medical Center is the largest naturopathic medical center in the Southwest and offers family and primary care using integrative modalities such as acupuncture, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, manipulation and pharmacology. It has more than 40 doctors and more than 200 student clinicians. For more information, visit www.scnm.edu