|Diabetes Research Funding|
JDF is dedicated to substantially increasing federal funding of diabetes research, while acknowledging the significant constraints on federal appropriations at this time. JDF believes the following funding recommendations for medical research are pragmatic, given the current fiscal climate, and are the minimum acceptable levels.
JDF recommends that Congress appropriate, at a minimum, $12.9 billion for the NIH in FY 1997. This recommendation represents an 8 percent increase in the NIH budget. This recommendation would provide sustainable growth for investigator initiated research, support for both existing and new research centers and clinical trials, and enhanced support for the research infrastructure.
JDF urges Congress to appropriate $830.7 million for the NIDDK in FY 1997. This recommendation represents an 8 percent increase in the NIDDK budget over the FY 1996 funding level. This recommendation would provide needed growth for diabetes research while supporting existing research in the search for a cure.
JDF also urges Congress to make the discovery of a cure for diabetes and its complications a priority by increasing overall NIH funding for diabetes research by 8 percent.
JDF also urges Congress to sustain growth of the Diabetes Translation Program and reinstate funding for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) at the National Center for Health Statistics.
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