Center for Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy
Complementary & Integrative Health Research Area
As a part of Veteran Health Administration’s (VA’s) Whole Health System transformation, there has been a large-scale expansion of complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies as part of standard medical care. This expansion is being driven by several factors, including: mounting evidence of the effectiveness of these therapies for many conditions that, in turn has led to their inclusion in national pain management guidelines and strategies, increasing demand from Veterans, increasing need to offer non-pharmacologic pain management strategies to counter the opioid epidemic, and significant support from Congress and VA leadership.
Our Greater Los Angeles HSR&D researchers have conducted numerous studies and projects to study the effectiveness of CIH therapies and to evaluate the implementation of the evidence-based CIH therapies.
CIH/Whole Health Research Resources:
- The VA’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT), which guides CIH policy and strategy
- OPCC&CT's and CIHEC's Library of Research Articles on Veterans and Complementary & Integrative Health Therapies and Chiropractic Care
- OPCC&CT's and CIHEC's Registry of Current Research on Veterans and Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies and Chiropractic Care
- VA Whole Health Webpage
- VA Los Angeles Whole Health Page
Last updated October 5, 2021