Research can find new ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and reduce its health and economic toll on our nation. Because of research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the death rate for heart disease in the U.S. has decreased by more than 60 percent since 1940, and 70 percent for stroke in the same time period. A stable and predictable funding stream for NIH-funded research holds the promise of future treatments and cures for cardiovascular disease.
Our federal advocacy priorities for research are:
- Protect federal support for the NIH, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Center on Health Statistics.
- Advocate for increased NIH funding for heart and stroke research.