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 2020 Recommendations

VA Medical and Prosthetic Research: $840 million

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

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FY 2020 Endorsers

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry
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 Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Brain Coalition
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Physicians
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
American Dental Education Association
American Gastroenterological Association
American Geriatrics Society
American Heart Association
American Liver Foundation
American Organization of Nurse Executives
American Osteopathic Association
American Pain Society
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physiological Society
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
American Society of Nephrology
American Spinal Injury Association
American Thoracic Society
American Tinnitus Association
Arthritis Foundation
Association for Clinical and Translational Science
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Association for Surgical Education
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
Association of Academic Physiatrists

Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of Departments of Family Medicine
Association of Minority Health Professions Schools
Association of University Anesthesiologists
Association of University Professors of Neurology
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists
Blinded Veterans Association
Catholic War Veterans of the USA Inc.
Clinical Research Forum
Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science
Digestive Disease National Coalition
Disabled American Veterans
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
Military Order of the Purple Heart
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
National Association for Biomedical Research
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics
National Association of VA Dermatologists
National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundations
NephCure Kidney International
North American Primary Care Research Group
Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Polish Legion of American Veterans
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Scleroderma Foundation
Sleep Research Society
Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Society of General Internal Medicine
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
University of Minnesota
Veterans of Foreign Wars

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