America's investment in health research not only improves health and saves lives but also has a significant economic impact.Economic Impact of Research by State
Health research conducted in each state strengthens the local economies. This resource contains profiles of each state including the sources of investment in research, statistics for health-related industries, and highlights from local economic impact studies.
The funds disbursed to the 50 states and the District of Columbia by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are a vital component of the U.S investment in health-related research.
Research!America has been tracking and analyzing the various streams of funding that make up the total U.S. investment in health research for a decade, and trends tell us we are headed in the wrong direction.
The United States, in its role as the world's leading investor in science and research, is uniquely positioned to also lead in research that can improve health globally.
In partnership with the Mary Woodard Lasker Charitable Trust, this series is comprised of fact sheets that focus on one or a set of conditions or health topics and include current statistics, examples of cost- and life-saving benefits of research and the story of a patient who has thrived or survived thanks to research.
Research: An Economic Driver that Saves Lives & Money
A two page fact sheet illustrating the economic benefits of investments in research. Features poll data and statistics on lives saved through research.
The Garfield Award annually recognizes outstanding research that illustrates how medical or health research impacts the economy.