Be an Advocate for Aging Services and Research
"Scientists must take off their lab coats and engage the people of their communities and states." - Porter JE, Speak Up for Research, Science, 2014.
In his recent editorial feature for www.sciencemag.org, former U.S. congressman, John Edward Porter, explains the important need for scientists, congress, and the community to work together to advocate and 'Speak up for research.' Read the full text editorial here.
Uncertain federal funding for geriatric initiatives and research in aging, from geriatric education centers to help train the next generation of geriatric practitioners to decreased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - of which the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is a part - impacts our ability to serve older adults in our community and throughout the U.S. and puts in question resources needed to continue to make research strides in age related diseases, from Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments to osteoporosis and cancers.
You Can Help
At stake is funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - of which the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are a part. Funding fuels research initiatives and important basics like geriatric education centers to help train the next generation of physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers. Call or email your local U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator and let them know that it is critical to preserve full funding in the federal budget for research and education initiatives in the field of aging and age related diseases. Research benefits Americans of all ages. Today's research into understanding Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases provides important clues that lead to interventions to identify risk factors, better treatments and prevention approaches, and improved quality of life.
Contact your U.S. Representative
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Contact your U.S. Senator
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|Senator Patrick Toomey||Senator Robert P. Casey|
|Senator Cory Booker||Senator Robert Menendez|
|Senator Chris Coons||Senator Tom Carper|
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