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Great news! Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Senate subcommittee proposes $414 million NIH research funding increase

The Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Subcommittee has proposed a $414 million increase for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2018. This announcement comes following similar action by the House Appropriations Committee in July.

Read more by clicking HERE.

Update: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Alert! House Appropriations Subcommittee Proposes Additional Substantial Alzheimer's Research Funding Increase

The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee proposed a $400 million increase for Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2018. If signed into law, this would be in addition to the $400 million increase signed into law in May for fiscal year 2017. Read the joint statement from the Association and the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement.

Monday, May 01, 2017
Alert! Congress to Approve Historic Alzheimer's Research Funding Increase
The Association's requested $400 million Alzheimer's research funding increase at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2017 is expected to be approved later this week. This marks the second consecutive year Congress has approved a historic funding increase for the nation's most expensive disease.

CLICK HERE: Read the joint statement from the Association and the Alzheimer's Impact Movement.

UPDATE!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Historic Increase of $400 Million for Alzheimer's Research signed into law!

Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement lead the way to $400 million federal research increase

Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement lead the way to $400 million federal research increase
The Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) and its nationwide network of advocates applaud Congress for hearing their call and taking action in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Today, a $400 million increase in Alzheimer’s research funding was signed into law, increasing federal funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to nearly $1.4 billion. After years of stagnant funding, this is the second year in a row the Alzheimer’s Association request for historic funding increases has been acted on by our federal leaders.

“The Alzheimer’s Association and our sister organization, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, represent millions of families facing Alzheimer’s disease, and we know firsthand the importance of investing in research to advance faster against this deadly disease,” said Harry Johns, Alzheimer’s Association and AIM president and CEO. “This is the latest in a series of policy victories in the fight to end Alzheimer’s, but more work remains. As the leading voice for those affected by the disease, the Alzheimer’s Association, AIM and our advocates will continue to work with Congress to ensure continued bipartisan support for urgently needed research funding increases and access to necessary care and support services.”

Today, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. An additional 15 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for individuals living with the disease.



 


 

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