Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA)

Who we are:

FOVA was founded over 30 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.
View FOVA's recent events

What we do:

FOVA makes annual funding recommendations for VA medical care, the medical and prosthetics research program, and research facilities.
Learn more about VA funding

How you can help:

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

More information:

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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Questions? Contact us:

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

FOVA FY 2024 Recommendations

VA Medical and Prosthetic Research: $980 million

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

VA IT Infrastructure: $22 million

View FOVA's recent activities

The Independent Budget - prepared by the Veterans Service Organizations

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

VA Research on COVID-19 from the VA Office of Research and Development

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