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. They 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.
Major Government Reports relating to Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Clinton, William J. Executive Order 13147: White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, March 7, 2000. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, vol. 36, no. 10, 2000, p. 484.
White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy: Final Report. The Commission, 2002.
Gordon, James S. The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and the Future of Healthcare. Altern Ther Health Med, vol. 10, no. 5, 2004, pp. 20–23.
Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons: A Report to the National Institutes of Health on Alternative Medical Systems and Practices in the United States (prepared under the auspices of the Workshop on Alternative Medicine, Chantily, Virginia, September 14-16, 1992). Also called the Chantily Report. [Available by request from the Dahlgren Memorial Library, WB 890 W926a 1992]
Databases for Government Policy and Reports
Indexes and abstracts public policy research and analyses originating from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations, and publishers. Where available, access to home pages and full text are made available within individual abstracts.
PAIS International (1972-) Indexes public policy and public affairs literature.
GAO Reports (1994-)
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the investigative arm of Congress. "Its mission is to support Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities (e.g. oversight, policy, and funding decision) and to help improve the performance and accountability of the Federal Government for the American People." Most GAO reports are done at the request of members of Congress.
Congressional Research Service Reports (CRS Reports) available on ProQuest Congressional
These are non-partisan and in-depth reports produced by the Congressional Research Service, the Library of Congress's research arm, on various topics for Congress.
CQ Researcher Weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies, and more. You can browse by topic in this resource or use the search engine. There is an entire subcategory under Health for Alternative Medicine. Some of the recent CAM-related publications are Conquering Rare Diseases (January 24, 2020), Clinical Trials (May 18, 2018), and Alternative Medicine (September 6, 2013).