Rally Hill Day Materials:
Deadlines and Guidelines for Rally for Medical Research Hill Day Participation
Alliance for Aging Research: Silver Book SeriesAn almanac of more than 1000 facts, statistics, graphs, and data from more than 200 agencies, organizations and experts on the burden of chronic disease and the value of investing in medical research.
American Association for Cancer Research: Cancer Progress ReportsReports and call to action that detail how scientific discoveries are transforming the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
AIDS Research: broad health and economic benefits A report by amfAR,The Foundation for AIDS Research that describes how HIV and AIDS research supported by the NIH has yielded important recent advances and holds great promise for significantly reducing HIV infection rates and providing more effective treatments for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Battelle: Economic Impact of the Human Genome ProjectA report by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice estimates the return on the federal government’s investment in the Human Genome Project.
New England Journal of Medicine: Role of Public-Sector Research in the Discovery of Drugs and VaccinesA report by the New England Journal of Medicine describing how the boundaries between the roles of the public and private sectors have shifted substantially since the dawn of the biotechnology era resulting in the public sector having a much more direct role in the applied-research phase of drug discovery.
Research!America: The National Institutes of Health: Working with Academia and the Private Sector to Save LivesA report describing how taxpayer-supported NIH provides funds to hospitals, universities, small businesses, independent research institutes and government labs that strive to understand the biology and risk factors of disease.
United for Medical Research: Advocacy reportsUnited for Medical Research has published several reports, many of which highlight the significant economic benefits of sustaining funding for the NIH and the impact of sequestration on medical research.
Facts Sheets and Data Compilations
American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts and FiguresThese regularly updated Facts & Figures publications present the most current trends in cancer occurrence and survival, as well as information on symptoms, prevention, early detection, and treatment.
American Heart Association: NIH Investments by State and Congressional DistrictA compilation of data showing the amount of NIH funding awarded to each U.S. state, congressional district, city and research institution for fiscal years 2005-2011.
American Psychological Association Science Advocacy Toolkit
This advocacy toolkit includes videos on why and how to advocate, how to contact your representative, how to schedule Capitol Hill and home district meetings, and other tips for more effective advocacy.
American Society of Clinical Oncology: CancerProgress.netLaunched in 2011 to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.S. National Cancer Act, CancerProgress.net provides a dynamic and interactive timeline history of progress against cancer, expert perspective on remaining challenges and other useful tools.
Coalition for the Life Sciences: Sequestration Action ZoneThe Coalition for the Life Sciences is an alliance of six non-profit professional organizations working together to foster public policies that advance basic biological research and its applications in medicine and other fields.
FASEB: Advocacy Website
Includes information on how to request a meeting with a member of Congress, what to do when you have a meeting, how to participate in Town Hall meetings, how to connect with your representative on Twitter, and tips for submitting an op-ed/LTE to a local newspaper.
Research!America: “America Speaks” Poll DataA summary of data from Research!America’s annual poll to gauge Americans’ views on issues related to biomedical and health research, including their support for research funding, the impact research has had on their quality of life, and the health issues of greatest concern to them.
Save Research.orgAn advocacy effort led by Research!America in collaboration with more than 60 organizations.
The White House: Examples of How the Sequester Would Impact Middle Class Families, Jobs, and Economic SecurityA fact sheet from The White House that provides examples of how the sequester would impact middle class families, jobs, and economic security.
United for Medical Research: NIH District and State Information Fact SheetsFact sheets for each U.S. state that summarize NIH funding in each area, describe the impact that funding has had on local businesses, and highlight research breakthroughs at local institutions.
American Society of Hematology: NIH Advocacy VideoA 2 minute video message to Congress, urging them to avoid sequestration and devastating cuts to medical research.
Research!America: “Scientists Explain Why Research is At Risk”Video clips in which scientists tell in their own words how research drives medical progress and how cuts to the federal research budget jeopardize scientific discovery and economic growth.
Science Works for U.S.A project of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and The Science Coalition (TSC) to demonstrate the impact that federally funded university-based scientific research has on the nation.