The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Board of Directors recently voted to help sponsor a position in chiropractic at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The position is the first chiropractic appointment ever established at the WHO and has been offered to Dr. Molly Meri Robinson as a mid-level technical officer, a non-treating physician. The NBCE joins the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company, Foot Levelers, Standard Process and the World Federal of Chiropractic in financially supporting the first year of Dr. Robinson’s appointment. Dr. Robinson, a graduate of Northwestern Chiropractic College, previously served as National Legislative Chair for the Students of the American Chiropractic Association, as well as regional representative of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students. She was the first chiropractic intern to serve at the WHO, a position that resulted in the development of a permanent chiropractic position. NBCE President Dr. Vernon Temple announced the NBCE’s support, saying, “We are extremely proud of the dedication and prudent judgment shown by Dr. Robinson during her internship. The doors she has opened will help to lead the major paradigm shift currently taking place worldwide in chiropractic health care. Dr. Robinson’s presence in Geneva will serve as a constant reminder of the excellent education of chiropractors and their ability to serve as portal of entry physicians.” He said, “This is an excellent match for the NBCE as we develop the International Board of Chiropractic Examiner’s role in including chiropractic in national health care delivery systems.” The World Health Organization is the central clearinghouse for information on health care for 193 countries around the world. Because of the WHO’s importance in defining future health care policy, the NBCE Board of Directors chose to endorse and support the appointment of Dr. Robinson. She will represent the chiropractic profession in crafting policy that will consider non-pharmaceutical treatment, especially chiropractic, among treatment modalities. Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. For more information, please contact Joanne Monath, Director of Professional Relations and Communications at [email protected] or 970-356-9100 ext 119.

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