National Security

National Security

National security includes securing our public health. Recent global public health crises, from Zika, Ebola and SARS outbreaks to new and potentially deadly flu strains, threaten the health of people around the world. Research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) defends us against bioterrorism, new and emerging disease outbreaks, and deadly pandemics.

NIH has made an immeasurable contribution to improve and protect our nation’s health. It funds research that helps us understand life-threatening diseases that pose public health risks.  It supports development of effective treatments and prevention methods.  And it addresses deadly outbreaks that have the potential to cross borders and devastate communities around the world.

NIH-funded research protects the health of our citizens and ensures the security of our country.

For more information, please download the full fact sheet here.

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.

  • Advancing Cures Advancing Cures

    Investing in our health.

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  • Economic Impact Economic Impact

    Creating jobs, spurring growth.

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    Protecting our citizens.

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  • Global Leadership Global Leadership

    Ensuring U.S. competitiveness.

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