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Medical Research Matters to Kansas

Tell your members of Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health now!

Research funded by the National Institutes of Health saves lives and improves the health of all Americans. In Kansas this year there are some 53,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and 5,600 people will die from cancer and another 5,600 people from heart disease. These facts make NIH research particularly important.

But did you know that NIH research also improves our economy in Kansas?

Last year, organizations in Kansas received almost 231 grants from the NIH totaling more than $100 million. That money helped support more than 1,700 jobs and spurred nearly $285 million in economic activity in Kansas.

But that doesn't come close to what the NIH is really capable of. The NIH budget is just beginning to catch up from more than a decade of under-funding, delaying progress toward cures and diminishing the economic impact in our state.

Congress can fix this! It can increase funding for the NIH this year.

Send a message to your senators and representative, urging them to improve the health and economic well-being of Kansas and to increase funding for the NIH again this year.

Fund NIH. Fund hope. #keepNIHstrong