The economic downturn, looming U.S. federal deficit and priorities on national security, defense spending and other national needs have resulted in dramatic cuts in U.S. medical research funding over the past several years. In addition, the increased politicization of science in the U.S. threatens not only public health, but the very scientific and technical advances that drive research discoveries. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we all become advocates for medical research. You don't have to be in Washington, D.C. or your state capitol to advocate for science. All members of the U.S. Congress have local district offices. Plan to visit them at home.
Below are resources you can use in your advocacy endeavors to stress the importance of bone-related medical research funding, as well as general medical research funding.
2010 Survey of State Osteoporosis Activities
In 2010 the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), along with the National Osteoporosis Council, conducted a survey of state osteoporosis activities, focusing on a few targeted questions. This report includes the results of this survey summarized in a chart for your easy viewing, along with other supporting documents.
Download the 2010 Survey of State Osteoporosis Activities