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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 and integrative health approaches. NCCIH works to determine what is promising, what helps and why, what doesn’t work, and what is safe.

NCCIH’s Funding Priorities

The field of complementary and integrative health encompasses a large and diverse array of practices, products, and disciplines. To best focus its research investment, NCCIH's strategic plan outlines a framework of five major objectives.


Top Scientific Priorities

Learn more: NCCIH Strategic Plan FY 2021–⁠2025: Mapping a Pathway to Research on Whole Person Health

NCCIH's Budget at NIH

NCCIH is part of NIH, the Nation’s medical research agency and the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. NCCIH receives a small percentage of the NIH budget. Find information on the NCCIH budget here.

How To Learn More About NCCIH Research Priorities