April 04, 2024

Call To Action – Ask Congress to Support 2025 NIH, ARPA-H Funding

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) is asking members to contact their federal lawmakers and urge them to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) base budget in federal fiscal year (FY) 2025 at $53.1 billion, emphasizing that a loss of funding would impact radiology research. Additionally, ACR urges members to advocate for funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) at $1.5 billion. Any additional funds for ARPA-H should supplement, rather than supplant, the core investment in NIH.

ACR is an active voice for advocating for increases to NIH institutes and centers. Funding for NIH allows for the continued advancement of scientific discoveries and breakthroughs, improving the lives of patients with a wide spectrum of diseases and disorders, many that depend on radiology and imaging tools for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

ACR also asks Congress to complete the appropriations process by Sept. 30, to avoid a government shutdown and avert delays and disruptions in research funding.

For more information, contact Katie Grady, ACR Government Affairs Director.