Diseases like cancer, stroke, and mental illness touch each of us, our family members, and patients in every community across our country. As America’s medical research agency and the largest funder of medical research in the world, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sparks remarkable scientific advances that aid understanding, prevention, treatment, and cures for thousands of diseases.
Thanks in large part to NIH-funded research, Americans today are able to overcome medical conditions that were once considered dire, and many more medical breakthroughs are within our grasp. But only if NIH is adequately funded.
Without NIH funding, critical research to cure diseases and save lives will stall or end. Investing in NIH helps the people we care about most, now and in the future.
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what's at stake?
Stagnant funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) means stalled progress in the fight against costly and devastating diseases, lost economic output, and the forfeiting of America’s global leadership in research and development. We need to make the NIH research budget whole again.
Investing in our health.
Creating jobs, spurring growth.
Protecting our citizens.
Ensuring U.S. competitiveness.