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Medical Research Matters to New Hampshire

Tell NH's 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 New Hampshire this year there are some 22,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and more than 1,700 people will die from cancer and over 900 people from heart disease. These facts make NIH research particularly important.

But did you know that NIH research also improves New Hampshire's economy?

Last year, organizations in New Hampshire received 200 grants from the NIH totaling nearly $100 million. This funding in turn helped to support almost 1,500 jobs and contributed to over $230 million in economic activity in New Hampshire.

But that doesn't come close to what the NIH is really capable of. Congress has shortchanged the NIH budget for more than a decade now, delaying progress toward cures and diminishing the economic impact in our state.

Congress can fix this! It can include increased funding for the NIH in the year-end spending bill that will be voted on soon.

Send a message to New Hampshire's senators and representatives, urging them to improve the health and economic well-being of our state and to increase funding for the NIH now.

Fund NIH. Fund hope.