As you may know, the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy has been working to get NIH funding for Migraine and other headache disorders increased. Today, we find that not only is the work we've been doing in danger, but all NIH funding is in question.
We sent out an action alert today asking people to take a few minutes to email their members of the House about this issue. Here's the email we sent:
Today the House of Representatives is debating an immediate and unprecedented $1.6 billion cut to the budget of the National Institutes of Health. These proposed reductions are a serious threat to our nation's health and the prospects for improved therapies for migraine and other disabling headache disorders.
The cuts are also harmful to our economic competitiveness. More than 83% of NIH funding is spent in communities across the nation, creating jobs at more than 3,000 universities, medical schools, teaching hospitals, and other research institutions in every state.
Contact your member of the US House of Representatives TODAY and tell her/him that funding for health research is vital to curing diseases, generating jobs now and in the future, and securing the economic well-being of America.
Oppose the cuts to NIH now!
Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD
We've prewritten a letter to go to members of the House. There's a space left to add your own comments if you wish. Once you've entered your name and address, the system we use automatically finds your Representative and sends the email for you. It's so simple that it can be done in five minutes or less, literally.
This alert is now expired. Thank you for your interest.
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© Teri Robert, 2011
Last updated February 18, 2011