Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is extremely happy with the House Appropriations Subcommittee bill for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that was released today.
The bill, which still has to be approved by the Committee and full House, includes a $1.1 billion increase for NIH, a more than 25% increase for the National Institute on Aging (which funds more than 70% of the Alzheimer’s disease research at NIH), and calls for an additional $300 million of that increase to be used for Alzheimer’s disease research.
The call for an additional $300 million would be a significant increase in funding for Alzheimer’s disease research and show a continuing commitment, even within continuing tight budgets, to find additional resources for Alzheimer’s disease research.
The additional funding is a big step in the right direction of getting to the $2 billion a year in research funding experts have said is necessary to meet the 2025 goal of stopping Alzheimer’s disease.
We will continue to work with Congress and the Administration to reach that $2 billion goal as fast as possible.
The work of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on this bill has made that goal a lot closer and we applaud them for their efforts and their demonstrated commitment to Alzheimer’s disease research funding.