On May 11, ACR leaders will fly to Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional leaders on behalf of ACR and ARHP members. With so many pressing policy issues facing the medical community this year, we hope that you, too, will let your members of Congress know where you stand on the following issues:
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Support Medical Research Funding
The ACR is fighting for $20 million from the FY2018 Defense Appropriations Bill to create an arthritis research program at the Department of the Defense (DoD) to better serve veterans living with rheumatic diseases. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among U.S. military veterans and the second most common reason for medical discharges from the U.S. Army. Arthritis currently competes against a number of other health issues for more general medical research funds, and in the last cycle, advocates secured $16 million in grant funds for arthritis-related research proposals. The designated budget line item we are requesting through the appropriations process would secure this amount for arthritis, allowing researchers more security and resources so they may work on reducing the impact of arthritis on the armed services and the population at large.
Ask your senator and representative to: Dedicate $20 million through the FY2018 Defense Appropriations Bill to create an arthritis research program at the DoD.