Our Advocacy Efforts on Capitol Hill Worked!

We did it! On September 28th, President Trump signed a major budget bill that protects and increases funding for several crucial hydrocephalus-related research programs.

This bill included $761 million for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the Department of Defense, as well as nearly $39.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a 5.4 percent increase from the last fiscal year. It includes funding for critical research programs, including:

  • The National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System: $5 million
  • National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): $57.5 million
  • Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative: $57.5 million

The advocacy efforts of hydrocephalus patients, caregivers and medical personnel helped make this happen. Members of Congress have a lot on their minds right now, but hearing about the priorities of members of the hydrocephalus community helped achieve these major funding goals.

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