The time is now: Urge your members of Congress to increase federal funding for medical research
Research funded by the National Institutes of Health saves lives and improves the health of all Americans.
Today in the United States, 5.7 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease, one in three adults suffer from heart disease, stroke and other forms of cardiovascular disease, and more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed. These facts make NIH research all the more important.
But, did you know that NIH research also helps fuel our economy and keeps the U.S. the leader in biomedical research?
Unfortunately, the NIH budget has only just begun to recover from more than a decade of under-funding, delaying progress toward cures and dulling its economic impact.
Congress can fix this! It can increase funding for the NIH in FY19 appropriations.
Send a message to your senators and representative, telling them to stop shortchanging our health and economic well-being and urging them to increase federal funding for the NIH again this year.
Fund NIH. Fund hope. #keepNIHstrong