U.S. Investments in Medical and health research and development

A report from Research!America shows total U.S. investment in medical and health R&D grew by 13.3% from 2013 to 2015, led by industry and the federal government. Foundations, voluntary health associations and professional societies increased their level of spending over the three-year period. Despite overall growth in investments, the U.S. currently spends less than five cents of each health dollar on R&D (4.93%). 

America Speaks, Poll Data Summary

Each year, Research!America publishes America Speaks, a summary of our most recent poll data. We highlight trends and feature quotes from decision-makers. Use America Speaks as a resource when contacting your elected officials, writing letters to the editor, op-eds or articles, giving speeches, and advocating for research to improve health. America Speaks: Poll Data Summary, Volume 17 is our latest release. America Speaks: Poll Data Summary, Volume 17 received a Platinum 2017 Hermes Creative Award. 

Annual Report

Research!America's annual report is a look back at our accomplishments of the previous year, released at our annual meeting each March. Read our 2016 report. The 2016 report received a Gold 2017 Hermes Creative Award.


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