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Comment Period for NCCAM’s Five-Year Focus Ends Nov 19

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Until that date, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine seeks input on its strategic plan. A column by journalist John Weeks in Integrative Practitioner, “Why we should seek to influence NCCAM’s next 5-year strategic plan” should spur you to voice your opinion.

As Weeks points out on The Integrator Blog, NCCAM has moved away from the congressional mandate by which it was established in 1998. Many believe it is time for NCCAM to return to that mandate: i.e., to “study the integration of alternative treatment, diagnostic and prevention systems, modalities, and disciplines with the practice of conventional medicine as a complement to such medicine and into health care delivery systems in the United States”.

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