RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health

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The RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health is a collaboration between the RAND Corporation and institutions that train complementary and integrative health (CIH) practitioners. Its purpose is to leverage the research infrastructure at the RAND Corporation to support collaborative research across and in support of these professions.

Vision

The RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health envisions a multidisciplinary system of health care that offers patients access to a wide variety of evidence-based, safe, and effective options to improve their health.

Mission

The RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health promotes and provides a platform for CIH institutions and professions to conduct collaborative research in support of collectively-beneficial health policy.

Goals

  1. Support collaboration across CIH institutions and professions for research that benefits CIH institutions and professions and positively impacts health policy related to CIH
  2. Increase research funding success by improving the quality of grant proposals and lowering the transaction costs of research participation for CIH institutions
  3. Allow CIH institutions to collectively have the scale needed to successfully compete for grants and to effectively partner with larger research and biomedical institutions and/or others
  4. Provide a platform for research collaboration that allows researchers to remain at their CIH institutions, thus increasing researcher retention and recruitment at the CIH institutions
  5. Conduct more inclusive research by giving everyone at participating CIH institutions (researchers, staff, students) access to research resources

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