Medical Research Matters to Missouri

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 Missouri this year there are some 110,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and more than 13,000 people will die from cancer and over 14,500 people from heart disease. These facts make NIH research particularly important.

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

Last year, organizations in Missouri received more than 1,200 grants from the NIH totaling over $530 million. That money helped support more than 7,500 jobs and spurred over $1.3 billion in economic activity in Missouri.

But that doesn't come close to what the NIH is really capable of. The NIH budget is just beginning to recover 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 members of Congress, urging them to improve Missouri's health and economic well-being and to increase funding for the NIH again this year.

Fund NIH. Fund hope. #keepNIHstrong.