Advocacy and Public Policy

Legislative Action Center

Urge Congress to Increase Research Funding in 2018

Help ASN Build the Future of Care

Congressional leaders are crafting major budget legislation for Fiscal Year 2018, and it's crucial that they continue their historic support of the National Institutes of Health by providing a $2 billion increase in NIH funding. Your Congressional delegation needs to hear from you:

Take 10 seconds and send a precomposed email to let your legislators know how imperative NIH research is to kidney research and patient care, and to thank them for their historic support of the NIH.

ASN is advocating for an increase of $2 billion over Fiscal Year 2017 levels, including a proportional increase for the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK). This increase accounts for the inflation of biomedical research costs, and is crucial for the discovery and development of innovative therapies for kidney diseases.