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Letter to Potential Coalition Members From the Co-Chairs

Dear Colleague, 

Thank you for your interest in joining the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Coalition for Whole Person Health. This independent coalition of nonprofit organizations serves as a key partner of NCCIH and as a voice for the patients and professionals to whom NCCIH is deeply committed.

The collective hope of the Coalition is that building upon the strong evidence base to support the safety and usefulness of whole person approaches and connecting organizations with expertise and passion in this area will advance the field and help drive change in health care.

We are honored to serve as volunteer co-chairs of the NCCIH Coalition for Whole Person Health and are proud to work alongside nine other steering committee members who are visionary leaders in this space. 

Please consider joining our efforts to educate the public, policymakers, payers, various stakeholders, and each other about the qualities and growing presence of whole person health in research and programs. Organizational representatives can email Mary Beth Kester for more information about applying for membership. 

Amy R. Mack, M.S.E.S./M.P.A.

Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Functional Medicine

Samantha Simmons, M.P.H.

Chief Executive Officer, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health

Coalition Membership Eligibility

Eligible organizations may apply for membership in the NCCIH Coalition for Whole Person Health, an independent coalition of U.S.-based nonprofit organizations that is national in scope. For profit organizations and government agencies are not eligible. Individuals are not eligible.

Coalition Membership Criteria

Eligible 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and 501(c)6 organizations should demonstrate engagement with NIH and/or NCCIH and/or ongoing support for the NIH and NCCIH mission, vision, and strategic plan. For example, your organization could have applied for and/or received an NIH and/or NCCIH grant, had a speaker from NIH or NCCIH, have had someone from the organization be on the Advisory Council or review grant applications, or provided feedback (or input) to NIH or NCCIH on proposed strategic plans, etc. In consultation with NCCIH, the Steering Committee of the NCCIH Coalition for Whole Person Health reviews eligibility of applicants.

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