Medical Research Matters to New Hampshire
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 New Hampshire this year there are some 24,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and more than 2,800 people will die from cancer and over 2,600 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 234 grants from the NIH totaling nearly $109 million. This funding in turn helped to support over 1,400 jobs and contributed to over $260 million in economic activity in New Hampshire.
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 senators and representative, urging them to improve New Hampshire's health and economic well-being and to increase funding for the NIH again this year.
Fund NIH. Fund hope. #keepNIHstrong