National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
NIH…Turning Discovery Into Health

Información en Español

Health Topics A-Z

Text Version of What guides NCCIH’s research decisions?


This graphic describes the framework of four questions that NCCIH uses to help determine which studies it will fund: Does the public use the complementary approach? Does it hold promise? Is it amenable to rigorous study? Will it impact health practices? Adopted in 2011, this framework helps determine which studies NCCIH will fund.

To learn more, visit

Back to Full Infographic: Why Study Complementary Health Approaches?

Back to Infographic: What guides NCCIH’s research decisions?

This page last modified February 12, 2015