NCCIH's Role in the NIH HEAL Initiative
NCCIH is playing a major role in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative, a trans-agency effort focused on improving prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction, and enhancing pain management. Launched in April 2018 with funding from Congress, the HEAL Initiative brings new hope for individuals, families, and communities affected by the national opioid public health crisis.
NCCIH is leading or coleading the following NIH HEAL InitiativeSM programs.
- Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM)
- Behavioral Research to Improve Medication Assisted Treatment (BRIM)
- The NIH Back Pain Research Consortium (NIH BACPAC)
Find information on all NIH HEAL Initiative New Funding Opportunities and Funded Projects.
All NIH funding opportunities related to pain are available on the NIH Pain Consortium website.
Non-drug Treatments for Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
NCCIH leads the way for two NIH HEAL Initiative studies: PRISM and BRIM
Dr. Langevin Introduces NCCIH’s Involvement in the NIH HEAL Initiative
Dr. Helene Langevin, director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, explains the Center’s role as the federal government’s lead agency for complementary and integrative health.