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.
- Director: Helene M. Langevin, M.D.
- Deputy Director: David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
- Established: October 1998
- Funding: $159.37 million (FY 2022)
- Staff: Approximately 87 full-time equivalent staff (FTEs)
Offices and Divisions
NCCIH’s leadership, offices, and divisions
Strategic Plans and Reports
- NCCIH Strategic Plan FY 2021-2025: Mapping a Pathway to Research on Whole Person Health
- Other research planning documents, program assessments, and workshop reports
Budget and Legislation
Appropriations amounts, with related annual congressional justifications and testimonies
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
Information about the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health, including the meeting schedule
Information about job openings, training, and career development
Maps, directions, and security information