Fact Sheets

Research!America has developed several series of one-page reports to highlight the benefits of research to improve health.

Use these links to explore our facts sheets:

Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money

To illustrate the social and economic impact of medical and health research, we established the Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money series in partnership with the Mary Woodard Lasker Charitable Trust. Each page focuses on one or a set of conditions or health topics and includes 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.

Medical Research: It's About

Medical research can feel remote, but it’s actually about you, your family and friends. It’s about preventing illness, restoring health and saving lives. To convey the importance of medical progress in the lives of Americans and the role the National Institutes of Health plays in achieving it, we developed this series of fact sheets to be shared with members of Congress. Stay tuned for updated versions that can be used to advocate for robust research funding in fiscal year 2017!

Agency Fact Sheets


Milestones in Global Health

Research and development has led to innovative treatments and therapies for patients around the world. Our milestones in global health pamphlet charts the breakthroughs in HIV, malaria, TB, meningitis and a host of other diseases.

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Despite their name, neglected tropical diseases aren't limited to tropical locales; they're affecting people across the southern tier of the United States, from California east to South Carolina. Fortunately, research is taking place across the country to battle NTDs. Our fact sheets detail that research and how it's making a difference both in the U.S. and around the world.

One of those NTDs, Chagas disease, affects five times as many Latin Americans as HIV/AIDS. Chagas is a threat to the U.S. as well; Chagas-related heart failure among the current U.S. patient population costs our country nearly $1 billion per year. Research currently being done in the U.S. is leading to vaccines, promising treatments and a better understanding of Chagas transmission. Learn more with our Chagas fact sheet.

America’s economic destiny lies in innovation, technology, science and research.
The Honorable John E. Porter