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The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) part of the National Institutes of Health, is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCIH was formerly known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Quick Facts

About Funding

NCCIH’s Funding Priorities and Research Focus

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds and conducts research to help answer important scientific and public health questions about complementary health approaches. NCCIH works to determine what is promising, what helps and why, what doesn’t work, and what is safe.

Offices and Divisions

The roles of NCCIH's leadership, offices, and divisions, including a Message from the Director.

Job Opportunities

Information about job openings, training, and continuing education.

Strategic Plans and Reports

Current and past research planning documents and program assessments.

Budget and Legislation

Appropriations amounts, with related congressional justifications and testimony.

Mission and History

Visitor Information

Maps, directions, and security info.

Get Involved

How members of the public can become a part of the NCCIH research effort.

Advisory Council

Meeting schedule and information about the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH).