As Research!America commemorates 30 years of advocacy for science and health research, we have taken the opportunity to reflect on successes of the past, and plan for opportunities and challenges ahead.
Research!America’s Board of Directors recently completed a thoughtful assessment of our mission statement to ensure that it clearly communicates our steadfast commitment to achieving better health through advocacy for resources and policies that support scientific discovery and spur innovation.
A task force of the board, comprised of representatives from across our membership stakeholders, worked several months to ensure that the mission statement of Research!America is both inspirational and aspirational, and communicates the essence of our vision to achieve better health through research.
This exercise resulted in the Board of Directors approving a new mission statement that holds true to our rich history of bold advocacy and guides our future. Our mission statement is:
The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all.
During the mission review process, the board also identified an opportunity to enhance branding for Research!America by updating the tagline used in conjunction with Research!America’s logo. Over the years, we have defined our organization as an alliance for discoveries in health, our former tagline. We believe there is a great opportunity to put the spotlight on the interconnectivity of discovery and innovation that leads to better health. Our new tagline – Discovery. Innovation. Health. – Clearly communicates Research!America’s vision, and the dedication of our alliance members, to bring about better health for all people through a robust ecosystem that promotes discovery and innovation.