NCCIH Strategic Plan: Priorities and Objectives

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NCCIH supports research on a broad range of practices, interventions, and natural products that have origins outside of conventional Western medicine. We support basic, mechanistic, translational, efficacy, and effectiveness research. Our 2016 Strategic Plan outlines our priorities and objectives to determine the potential of complementary and integrative health approaches Learn more about our top 5 objectives:


1.       Advance Fundamental Science and Methods Development

2.       Improve Care for Hard-to-Manage Symptoms

3.       Foster Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

4.       Enhance the Complementary and Integrative Health Research Workforce

5.       Disseminate Objective Evidence-based Information on Complementary and Integrative Health Interventions