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Comments on 2016 Revisions to the Common Rule

We are pleased to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) revisions to the Common Rule (HHS-OPHS-2015-008). Overall, we are very pleased with the proposed revisions to the NPRM. We found the proposal responsive to the concerns our organizations raised in our October 26, 2011 letter,...

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Friends of NCHS Letters to Congress, March 2016

The undersigned members of the Friends of NCHS respectfully request $170 million in budget authority for the agency, $10 million more than FY 2016 and the president’s FY 2017 request. NCHS purchasing power is down considerably; current base funding remains below FY 2010 levels, adjusted for...

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PAA Urges Congress to Support Funding AHRQ in FY 2017

As you draft the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2017, the undersigned members of the Friends of AHRQ respectfully request $364 million in budget authority—consistent with the president’s discretionary...

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PAA Joins 60 Orgs in Urging Congress to Fully Fund Global Health & Family Planning Programs

Funding Request: a total of at least $1 billion for family planning and reproductive health programs, both bilateral and multilateral, with funding provided from the Global Health Programs account and the Economic Support Fund and from the International Organizations and Programs account in...

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Letter Urging Congress to End Gun Violence Research Ban

The undersigned health care, public health, scientific organizations and research universities representing over 1 million members across the country urge you to end the dramatic chilling effect of the current rider language restricting gun violence research and to fund this critical work at the...

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PAA and APC Comment on Proposed NHIS Redesign

We are writing to respond to the latest request for comments on the proposed questionnaire redesign of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). We first want to commend the efforts of the staff at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to address falling response rates in the NHIS...

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PAA Urges House Appropriations Committee to Support Census Bureau and NSF in FY 2017

Writing regarding the Committee’s upcoming consideration of the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Science, Justice (CJS) Appropriations bill. Despite funding the Census Bureau and National Science Foundation below the Administration’s request, we urge the Committee to approve the bill and to oppose any...

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PAA Joins Friends of NICHD to Urge Support for Zika Research

We all agree that funding focused on the virus’ epidemiology, vector control and vaccine development to combat this emergent public health threat are essential. However, research into the screening, diagnosis and management of pregnant women infected with Zika is also urgently needed. The link...

2016-05-20-FNICHD-Zika-Funding-Letter.pdf

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Comments on 2016 Draft NIH Behavioral and Social Science Research Plan

We are pleased to provide comments on Healthier Lives Through Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: A Strategic Plan for the National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. The plan is an ambitious document that will guide the Office, as well as the...

PAA-APC-comments-on-OBSSR-strategic-plan-7-16-7july2016-1.pdf

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