FOVA Membership

FOVA membership is open to organizations committed to appropriate funding
for VA medical care and research programs.

  • Members are listed as endorsers of FOVA's funding recommendations for VA medical care and health research.

  • Members agree to advocate overall increases in VA research accounts and will not pursue earmarked funding for special interests.

  • Members are encouraged to incorporate advocacy for VA research in their own lobby activities and to support FOVA activities when requested.
    These generally include responding to timely FOVAlerts and supporting and attend FOVA congressional briefings.

  • Urge legislators to sign on to Dear Colleague letters and support FOVA's funding requests.

  • Generate grassroots advocacy at key times in the annual budget/appropriations process.

  • There is no cost to join FOVA. However, from time to time, members may be asked to voluntarily contribute to the cost of hosting special events.

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FOVA FY 2022 Recommendations

VA Medical and Prosthetic Research: $902 million

VA Research Facilities:
At least $100 million for major and minor construction.

VA IT Infrastructure: $42 million

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FY 2022 Endorsers

Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
AcademyHealth
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Brain Coalition
American College of Clinical Pharmacology
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Physicians
American College of Radiology
American Dental Education Association
American Gastroenterological Association
American Geriatrics Society
American Heart Association
American Liver Foundation
American Massage Therapy Association
American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physiological Society
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
American Society of Nephrology
American Spinal Injury Association
American Surgical Association (ASA)
American Thoracic Society
American Tinnitus Association
American Urological Association
Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY)
Arthritis Foundation
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology

Association of Minority Health Professions Schools
Association of Pathology Chairs
Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
Association of University Anesthesiologists
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
Association of University Radiologists
Association of VA Hematology/Oncology
Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA)
Blinded Veterans Association
Catholic War Veterans of the USA Inc.
Cohen Veterans Bioscience
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Digestive Disease National Coalition
Dystonia Advocacy Network
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Endocrine Society
Epilepsy Foundation
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
GBS|CIDP Foundation International
International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders
Interstitial Cystitis Association
LUNGevity Foundation
Lymphatic Education & Research Network
National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics
National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundations
NephCure Kidney International
Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA)
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Project Sleep
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Scleroderma Foundation
Sleep Research Society
Society for Neuroscience
Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Society of General Internal Medicine
Vietnam Veterans of America

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