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Contact: Dr. Danielle McCamey, President



Alexandria, VA, June 10, 2024 – DNPs of Color is thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) to increase the number of annual scholarships aimed at expanding access to functional medicine training for clinicians who are making a significant impact in their communities. This initiative underscores our shared commitment to enhancing healthcare delivery to medically underserved populations.

The Functional Medicine for All Scholarship was created in 2021 by IFM and is designed for clinicians around the globe who are beginning their certification journey and currently working with medically underserved communities. This scholarship covers the full cost of the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) course. Additionally, recipients will have the opportunity to participate in virtual facilitated sessions with experienced functional medicine professionals to deepen their understanding and application of the program’s learnings.

“We are excited to collaborate with DNPs of Color to increase the number of Functional Medicine for All scholarships offered to clinicians dedicated to caring for underserved communities,” said Amy R. Mack, MSES/MPA, IFM Chief Executive Officer. “Together, we increase our impact as we serve the growing and diverse community of practitioners and patients around the world.”

DNPs of Color is a leading organization that supports Doctor of Nursing Practice students and graduates, promoting diversity within the nursing profession and advocating for equitable healthcare. This partnership with IFM aligns with their mission to ensure the widespread adoption of functional medicine and their efforts to advance health equity and access to functional medicine practice and care. 

“We believe this collaboration will provide our members with invaluable resources and training,” said Dr. Danielle McCamey, CEO & President of DNPs of Color. “Functional medicine offers a holistic approach to patient care, which is crucial for the communities we serve. This scholarship will help our clinicians enhance their practice and better meet the needs of their patients.”

Key Details of the Functional Medicine for All Scholarship:

  • Application Opens: June 10, 2024
  • Includes: Full cost of the September Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice course

Clinicians interested in applying for the Functional Medicine for All Scholarship can find more information and submit their applications or 


About The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)

As the leading voice for functional medicine for more than 30 years, The Institute for Functional Medicine is advancing the transformation of healthcare for patients and practitioners worldwide. IFM supports the confident and competent practice of functional medicine through high-quality education and certification programs; partnerships across medical disciplines; and advocating on behalf of functional medicine clinicians and patients around the globe. IFM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the only organization providing functional medicine certification along with educational programs directly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). For more information, please visit

About DNPs of Color (DOCs)

DNPs of Color (DOCs), is a 501c3 nonprofit nursing organization, whose mission is to serve Doctors of Nursing Practice of Color through networking, mentorship and advocacy to increase diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice, and leadership for nurses. Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @dnpsofcolor