The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions is an organization of over 1850 health professions advisors at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and abroad.
NAAHP was established in 1974 to coordinate the activities and efforts of four independent regional associations, so that health professions advisors across the nation could function together and speak with one voice. It has grown steadily from that beginning into an effective national clearing house for opinions of advisors and news from acupuncture and oriental medicine, allopathic medicine, audiology, chiropractic, dental, health administration, naturopathic medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatric medicine, public health, speech-language-hearing, and veterinary medicine. In addition, NAAHP has established partnerships with health professions schools and their organizations through advisor liaisons and an Advisory Council comprised of representatives from these organizations.
The success of NAAHP is directly dependent upon its four regional associations — Central (CAAHP), Northeast (NEAAHP), Southeast (SAAHP) and West (WAAHP) — from which it derives its strength and its membership. NAAHP encourages each regional group and each member to share more fully their experiences and information with other regions and advisors, and has given all advisors a nationally recognized forum in which to state their views and share their research studies through its publication, The Advisor.