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 FY19 Recommendations

VA Medical and Prosthetic Research: $823 million

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

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

FY 2019 Endorsers

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Association for The Study of Liver Diseases
American Association of Anatomists
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
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 Physicians
American Dental Education Association
American Gastroenterological Association
American Geriatrics Society
American Heart Association
American Liver Foundation
American Osteopathic Association
American Pain Society
American Physical Therapy Association
American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc.
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Nephrology
American Spinal Injury Association
American Thoracic Society
American Tinnitus Association
Arthritis Foundation
Association for Clinical and Translational Science
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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 Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
Association of University Anesthesiologists
Association of University Professors of Neurology
Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists
Blinded Veterans Association
Catholic War Veterans of the United States Inc.
Clinical Research Forum
Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science
Disabled American Veterans
Dystonia Advocacy Network
Endocrine Society
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
GBS|CIDP Foundation International
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Interstitial Cystitis Association
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
National Association for Biomedical Research
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics
National Association of VA Dermatologists
National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundations
NephCure Kidney International
Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
Pain Care Coalition
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Research Foundation
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Scleroderma Foundation
Sleep Research Society
Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Society of General Internal Medicine
The American Legion
The Marfan Foundation
Veterans Against Alzheimer's
Veterans of Foreign Wars

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