Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA)

FOVA Recommendations

VA Medical and Prosthetic Research: $611 Million

VA Research Facilities:
$175 million for non-recurring maintenance / minor construction and $50 million for major construction

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The Independent Budget - prepared by the Veterans Service Organizations

What's new in VA Research from the VA Office of Research and Development

FOVA was founded over 20 years ago to ensure that America's veterans receive high-quality health care. Today, FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical, and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations.

Among its many activities, FOVA members regularly brief members of Congress on the funding needs of health care and research at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), raise awareness of VA's medical care and research programs, and host special events that highlight VA research successes.
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Funding for VA Medical Care and Health Research

FOVA makes annual funding recommendations for VA medical care, the medical and prosthetics research program, and research facilities.
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FOVA Membership for Organizations

Membership in FOVA is open to organizations committed to appropriate funding for VA health care and research programs and is free of charge.
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FOVA Resources

Although FOVA membership in limited to organizations, anyone may sign up for FOVAlerts on FOVA's activities and the status of the annual VA research funding. Additionally, we provide FOVA letters, testimony, and other resources of importance to advocacy for the VA research program, including guidance on how federal employees can interact with elected officials.
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FOVA Executive Committee

For additional information about FOVA or VA research, contact any member of the FOVA Executive Committee.

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