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National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH)


The National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) is charged with the responsibility of advising, consulting with, and making recommendations to the Director, NCCIH, on matters relating to the research activities and functions of the Center. The role and responsibilities of the council members include secondary review of grant applications in light of NCCIH scientific program priorities and program balance.

The council consists of 18 voting members. In addition there are five non-voting ex officio members: the Secretary, DHHS; the Director, NIH; the Director, NCCIH; the Chief Medical Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs; and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (or other designee). Appointed members serve for up to 4-year terms.

The minutes of the most recent meetings are available online.

For additional information or to provide public comment, you may contact the Executive Secretary:

Dr. Martina Schmidt
Director, Division of Extramural Activities
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health

Upcoming Meetings


  • January 24, 2025
  • May 16, 2025
  • September 19, 2025