Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
Over the past year, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has carefully assessed how developments in science, medicine, and health care should shape the Center's strategic approaches to addressing our congressional mandate. The process has included scientific workshops, symposia, think tanks, and extensive consultation with our highly diverse stakeholder community.
The current status of this assessment is reflected in a draft of NCCAM's third strategic plan. This draft is now posted on the NCCAM website for public review, with a comment period open until September 30, 2010.
Your input is important to us. I hope that you will take time to review the plan and provide your comments and feedback via the website between now and September 30.