Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, taking the lives of far too many loved ones and friends each year. Medical research leads to new ways to prevent, treat and even cure heart disease and stroke. It’s our best defense.
You’re the Cure advocates are working to support research breakthroughs by protecting funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its truly life-saving work.
Help Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Imagine if we didn’t know that smoking led to heart disease or stroke. Think about all of the lives lost if we didn’t have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). How many stroke and heart disease survivors would we have if it weren’t for clot-busting drugs? It’s hard not to take these and other medical milestones for granted. But if it weren't for our investment in the (NIH), these breakthroughs might not be here today.
Today, NIH only invests 4% of its budget to heart research and a mere 1% on stroke research, with that small sum generating significant and consequential results. Increasing NIH funding is crucial if want to support promising studies that could lead to new treatments and prevention strategies for heart disease and stroke.
Take Action Now!
Right now, Congress is still working on a budget, which includes funding for the NIH. Contact your legislators and tell them increase NIH funding today.