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2007 Task Force Report on Aging Research Funding

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Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher(s): Alliance for Aging Research

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)
Health (Medical research and technology)

Keywords: task force; report

Type: Report


The 2007 Task Force on Aging Research Funding--more than 85 non-partisan disease groups, patient advocates, and foundations--urges Congress and the President to chart a better course for medical research on behalf of America's aging population. This year's report of the Task Force calls for a 6.7% increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health in FY 2008. It also presents data on the burden of 27 diseases and conditions that predominately affect older Americans, highlights some of the exciting work the NIH is doing to decrease these burdens, and serves as a resource for policymakers working to establish the funding levels necessary to advance healthy aging.