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NEW: Library of Research on Veterans and CIH Therapies

May 5, 2020

We are pleased to announce the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation’s (OPCC&CT) and VA Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center’s (CIHEC) “Library of Research Articles on Veterans and Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies”.  This has been developed to help foster research on CIH therapies among Veterans.

The Library is comprised of two sections:

1) Articles organized by type of CIH therapy, among the nine therapies that the VA considers medical treatments and

2) Articles organized by type of health outcome, among nine outcomes (i.e., pain, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], substance/opioid abuse, stress and wellbeing, insomnia, suicide, and Veteran caregiver wellbeing and VA employee wellbeing).

The Library provides the citation (with links to either the actual article or to its page in PubMed) as well as the abstract, if available. Although every attempt was made to include all relevant studies conducted, it is possible we missed some and will gladly include additional studies when found. The Library will be updated biannually. It is available on the OPCC&CT website and will be available on the CIHEC web page.

For questions on the Library, please contact both Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD (Director of CIHEC) and Mr. Mike McGowan at if you have questions or additional relevant studies for inclusion.

Library Sponsors Include:

VA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT), Integrative Health Coordinating Center

Alison Whitehead, MPH; Melissa Jents, PhD;

Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center (CIHEC)

Director: Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD; Co-Director: Steve Zeliadt, PhD;

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