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Preventive health care and public health initiatives help Americans live healthier, longer, and more productive lives. In line with broad public support, Research!America advocates for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other governmental agencies that protect against threats to public health. Despite pressing threats such as infectious diseases, the opioid crisis, and rising rates of suicide, CDC funding is significantly lagging public health need. Research!America is working to increase funding for the CDC and in other ways strengthen our nation’s public health capacity and impact.

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The imperative for pandemic preparedness

Never again should the United States be caught so flat-footed in the



Clear Voice Award Recipients Discuss Public Health Communication

Communication throughout the pandemic has been critical and Clear Voice Award co-recipients Anne Schuchat, MD,



Microgrant Spotlight: The Activist Lab at the University of South Florida College of Public Health

The Activist Lab at the University of South Florida College of Public


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Mary Woolley's Weekly Letter

The Countdown is On

Our late board chair, esteemed congressman John Porter, cited his father’s polio as the genesis of his lifelong commitment to elevating the priority of research. Concerns regarding the widely reported re-emergence of polio in New

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Mary Woolley's Weekly Letter

Point to the Victories

On Tuesday, Research!America sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar asking him to clarify the decision to end NIH grant funding for an ongoing, EcoHealth Alliance research initiative focused on pandemic preparedness. We urge

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Mary Woolley's Weekly Letter

Now is the time

“Hopefully, the urgency that everyone is seeing around COVID-19 will translate into bigger investments for global health vaccines.” 

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Mary Woolley's Weekly Letter

With gratitude for all

Happy Thanksgiving Week!  Every Monday before Thanksgiving Research!America hosts Public Health Thank You Day (PHYTD), thanking the individuals across the nation who serve the public health. 

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Mary Woolley's Weekly Letter

Power to the Public

Recently, I joined hundreds of attendees at the Aspen Institute’s annual Spotlight Health program. One recurring theme was the power of data to drive medical progress. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, called digitized data

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Speak up and be Heard

House Republican Leadership released an ACA replacement bill this week (section summaries available from the Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees). 

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