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    Susan Yirku

    Susan joined ACHS to work in Compliance and Special Projects in February 2013. A dedicated student and patient advocate, Sue has always got her fingers into some healthcare reform project. Whether she is working on public policy, educational quality, or access to holistic care for underserved communities, she is dedicated to mentoring emerging CAM professionals and the amazing students that are drawn to them. Her other passion is holistic global health projects. She has particular ties to Haiti, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, and Nepali nonprofits. Susan has a degree in Collaborative Leadership from Marylhurst University in Portland, OR, and has held a series of leadership positions that include Associate VP College Relations, National College of Natural Medicine; President, Institute for Natural Medicine; and founding Executive Director for Accredited Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges. Sue enjoys lively debate and blogging provides a great forum for discussion.
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    Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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    Why You Should Try a Virtual Challenge to Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

    Since sustainability is part of the ACHS mission, we set the bar high and actively advocate for the planet and a healthy lifestyle. Just this fall, we launched several new Holistic Spa Management courses. If you’re like us, you want to get your...

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    Jul 27, 2016 10:31:42 AM
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    Help! How Do I Choose a More Holistic Diet?

    We know holistic nutrition is important.

    Maybe you're looking for ideas to help improve the way you eat. But, with so much advice on the Internet about how to improve nutrition, how do you decide what is right for you?

    For example, maybe you’ve...

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    Feb 27, 2014 4:45:00 PM
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    6 Big Changes that Prove Natural Medicine is Making History

    Doesn’t it seem like everyone is talking about holistic health and natural medicine these days? The U.S. healthcare system is beginning to incorporate prevention and natural approaches into the healthcare system, something our community has...

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    Sep 18, 2013 6:30:00 AM
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    Use Aromatherapy at Home: 10 Tips to Breathe Easy

    There is a saying, "When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace" (author unknown). As a holistic health promoter, you know that breathing is vital to optimum wellness and the health benefits of oxygen to the body. You have probably...

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    Aug 29, 2013 10:45:00 AM
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    Holistic Health Advocacy Starts with You — Stay Informed

    Are you drawn to study or use holistic healthcare? It seems like everyone is talking about holistic or alternative healthcare these days. The U.S. healthcare system is beginning the process of looking at the impact of integrative or...

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    Aug 20, 2013 12:30:00 PM
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    What Is State Authorization and Why Should Students Care?

    Many students know there is a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) that administers federal policies related to financial aid, student privacy, crime reporting, etc. What students may not be aware of is the role of their home state in determining...

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