National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

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NCCIH’s Research Strategy

NCCIH’s research strategy is fully described in its Third Strategic Plan, 2011–2015. The links below provide a bird’s-eye view of the plan, types of grants and contracts NCCIH funds, its decision-making processes about awards, and where to find out more about NCCIH-funded research. (Note that at the time when the Strategic Plan was written, NCCIH's name was the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine or NCCAM.)

About NCCIH’s Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is built around specific factors, goals, and objectives that guide NCCIH in its plans for research. These are explained below, along with the plan’s background as described by the NCCIH Director; NCCIH’s mission and vision; and how the plan was developed.