American Heart Association

American Heart Association president alarmed by proposed cuts to research funds


The National Institutes of Health would face a $5.8 billion cut under President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal, a steep reduction that the American Heart Association said would be detrimental to the fight against heart disease and stroke – the world’s top two killers.

The NIH, […]

Federal funding for nation’s No. 1 killer fails to keep pace


A year after receiving its biggest boost in federal funding in more than a decade, the National Institutes of Health once again came out a winner in late 2016, receiving an increase of nearly $5 billion in funding over the next decade.

But funding for cardiovascular disease […]

Research funding gap widens at AHA


Dwindling scientific research funding from the federal government means more researchers are requesting money from the American Heart Association, which often has to turn away good research projects.

The research funding budget for the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s largest underwriter of biomedical research, doubled […]

Increased spending needed for research on chronic disease prevention

More than half of premature deaths in the U.S. are caused by a range of risk factors that include some controllable behaviors: tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity. Yet new research shows the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s largest funder of biomedical research, spends less than […]

Medical research funding lacking in proposed 2015 U.S. budget

Many in the medical community voiced concerns on Wednesday that President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is not enough to keep pace with inflation and will limit research advances.

“With a meager 1 percent increase over last year, President Obama’s proposed budget  for the National Institutes of Health […]

Scientific research community, American Heart Association disappointed by spending bill

Funding for the National Institutes of Health were set at $29.9 billion for next year in a new appropriations spending bill that only partially restores cuts to scientific research.

The bill, unveiled Monday night, increases research funds by just $1 billion from where NIH funding levels stood in 2013, after sequestration, transfers […]

American Heart Association Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

The American Heart Association has voiced support for a tentative budget deal that would restore about $63 billion in funding,  also known as sequester, for the National Institutes of Health.

The proposal was announced by lead negotiators — Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

“The […]

Volunteers ask Congress to restore medical research funding


American Heart Association volunteers visited members of Congress today in Washington, D.C., asking for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health.

AHA joined 170 other research organizations visiting offices of U.S. House and Senate members as part of the Rally for Medical Research “Hill Day.”

Last March, across-the-board federal budget […]

National Institutes of Health’s budget cuts impacting research

Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of Health for the health and economic security of our nation. The event is called a Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, […]

Study: Half-cent tax does not impact consumption of sugary drinks

The consumption of sugary drinks will not be impacted by a half-cent per ounce tax, according to new data published in the Journal of Agricultural Economics.

The study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, examined how a sugar-sweetened beverage tax would impact consumers. […]