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The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches. We are 1 of the 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The mission of NCCIH is to determine, through rigorous scientific investigation, the fundamental science, usefulness, and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care.

NCCIH’s vision is that scientific evidence informs decision making by the public, health care professionals, and health policymakers regarding the integrated use of complementary health approaches in a whole person health framework.

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Offices and Divisions

NCCIH’s leadership, offices, and divisions

Strategic Plans and Reports

Budget and Legislation

Appropriations amounts, with related annual congressional justifications and testimonies

Get Involved

How you can become a part of the NCCIH research effort

NCCIH Director’s Page

Learn more about NCCIH Director Helene M. Langevin, M.D., and view her messages

Advisory Council

Information about the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health, including the meeting schedule


NCCIH partners with other organizations to accelerate research, disseminate information about research funding, and raise awareness of research activities.

Job Opportunities

Information about job openings, training, and career development

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