THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE
The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium) in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) created the National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH). The purpose of the NCIPH is to advance the incorporation of competency- and evidence- based integrative health (IH) curricula and best practices into primary care education and practice. The most important gap filled by this 3-year project will be the development of a set of competencies and educational materials relevant to and appropriate for use across the entire interprofessional spectrum of primary care practitioners.
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THE OFFICE OF CANCER COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (OCCAM)
The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) was established in October 1998 to coordinate and enhance the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the arena of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH (NCCIH)
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is 1 of 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health. The NCCIH is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches. Their website also provides much useful information for consumers and health care providers.
COCHRANE COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
The Cochrane CAM Field is an international group of individuals dedicated to facilitating the production of systematic reviews of randomized clinical trials in areas such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy and mind-body therapy. It is a member entity of the Cochrane Collaboration, a worldwide organization that prepares systematic reviews of all kinds of healthcare therapies, and publishes these reviews in The Cochrane Library.
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LEADERSHIP & EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS IN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE (LEAPS)
The mission of LEAPS is to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge base of future physician leaders in Integrative Medicine. The program focuses on Integrative Medicine education, leadership skills, and developing Integrative Medicine projects to implement at their own home schools.