Issues that Research!America Advocates For

Research!America works to ensure that research to improve health is a policy priority. We have compiled resources by topic to help you learn about and advocate for each policy issue.

Federal Funding for Research
To understand how changes in the federal budget affect individual agencies, it’s important to see how funding for those agencies has changed over time, and could change in the future.

Strengthening Private Sector R&D
Private sector medical advances take many forms, including treatments, tools, preventative measures, medical devices and more.

Global Competitiveness
It is important to Americans that the U.S. remains a leader in medical and health research. Learn more here. 

Testimony and Letters
See a selection of testimony submitted, and letters sent by Research!America to Congress, the Administration and other regulatory agencies.

Disease Prevention and Public Health
Every day, prevention and public health research helps Americans live longer, healthier, more productive lives. Learn more about our prevention tool kit and Public Health Thank You Day.

Global Health Research & Development
Global health is America's health. Learn about the value of global health R&D and the innovative mechanisms being used to get products to market.

Social Sciences and Behavioral Research
Health related research isn’t limited to biomedical or clinical research. Research that informs and improves health outcomes also includes inquiries into the areas of behavioral and social sciences. These research fields help us understand how behavior and society affect health and can help fight disease.

Fetal Tissue Research
President Barack Obama lifted the limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Congress and the states are working to further protect and expand the research. Take action using our resources on the topic including, poll data, updates on legislation and FAQs.


For more on legislation related to these issues, click here.

Policy Contacts

You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter