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Join Your Hematology Colleagues to Take Action in Support of NIH Funding

On March 28, President Biden released his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2023. The proposal includes $45.5 billion for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) base budget, a $275 million (0.6%) increase over the comparable FY 2022 funding level, and $5 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a $4 billion (400%) boost over funding Congress provided to HHS to establish the entity in FY 2022.

ASH has joined with hundreds of patient groups, scientific societies, research institutions, health professionals, educators, and industry organizations to recommend a program level of at least $49 billion for the NIH’s base budget in FY 2023 and to stress that any funding for ARPA-H, or for other targeted programs like pandemic preparedness, supplement the $49 billion recommendation for NIH’s base budget.

As Congress begins work on assembling bills to provide funding for NIH and other important research and public health programs, lawmakers need to hear from constituents about the impact that research funding has on hematology. Please take a moment to enter your information below to quickly send a message to Congress urging support for increased NIH funding in the next appropriations package.