MISSION: To advocate for and advance the founding principles and tenets of the chiropractic profession in the area of vertebral subluxation.
- Protect the right of all doctors of chiropractic to provide subluxation correction and of all people to choose to receive such care.
- Advance and promote traditional chiropractic to all people, including the public, the media, legislators and all those directly or indirectly associated with the chiropractic profession.
- Provide important clarification of the role of subluxation-centered chiropractic in health care.
- Support evidence-based practice guidelines and related research which protect the rights of patients to receive chiropractic care for the analysis and correction of vertebral subluxations.
OBJECTIVES: Our goals include emphasizing the difference in philosophy and approach between chiropractic and medicine and advance the traditional chiropractic focus on detecting, reducing and correcting vertebral subluxations to enhance the expression of the body’s inherent capacity to be healthy.
STRATEGIC PLAN: To fulfill our mission and advance the chiropractic profession, we commit to the following:
• Communication: Make communication a priority by forming a broadly constituted Task Force charged with increasing awareness and understanding of the role of vertebral subluxation correction within and outside the profession. This will benefit the profession as a whole, reminding members of chiropractic’s roots and clarifying for consumers what makes chiropractic unique and how it differs from allopathic diagnosis and treatment.
• Research: Create a vertebral subluxation-centered research culture within the profession. This will involve collecting data on vertebral subluxation as it relates to health outcomes, supporting the development and application of subluxation-centered guidelines, encouraging practice-based health outcomes research, supporting subluxation-centered peer reviewed journals, and exploring ways to involve all stakeholders in this process.
• Governance & Accountability: Enhance the internal accountability of the profession by creating a network of active subluxation-centered practitioners who can monitor national and local regulatory agency actions, serve on licensing and regulatory boards, take leadership roles in professional organizations, host local leadership development workshops, and participate in inter- and intra-disciplinary forums.
• Remove non-chiropractic requirements: Initiate a targeted campaign to remove any adjunctive therapy as a mandatory requirement of chiropractic licensure in order to safeguard the right to practice for those who do not wish to include therapeutic approaches in their scope of practice.
• Model practice act: Develop a model chiropractic practice act that strengthens the legal status of subluxation-centered chiropractic, clarifies our scope of practice, and allows for differentiation from chiropractors wishing to obtain optional certification outside traditional chiropractic.
• Mutual support: Assist vertebral subluxation-centered chiropractors to develop effective practices that recognize the need for specificity of analysis and correction, provide the best possible chiropractic patient care, maintain high ethical standards, incorporate sound business and financial principles, and be better equipped to market themselves to their patients and community. This will be accomplished through subluxation-focused mentoring and coaching programs, business training, and the development and provision of information and resources for chiropractors wishing to maintain a subluxation-centered practice.