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Support FY25 Funding Increases for the CDMRP

Congress is deciding right now how this year’s funding levels will be set.

Now is the time to contact your legislators and urge them to increase FY25 funding levels for the CDMRP and support hydrocephalus research within the program. 


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent and someone who cares about people with hydrocephalus, I am asking you to increase funding for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) by 5% and accounting for inflation. This will support the innovative and groundbreaking hydrocephalus research that is funded by the program.

Hydrocephalus has been eligible within the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) since the creation of the program in 2015. The PRMRP funds research with the potential to further the development and implementation of medical devices, drugs, and clinical practice guidelines to improve diagnosis and treatment in health care settings, all of which is pertinent to and life changing for those living with hydrocephalus. The combined funding for FY 2022 and FY 2023 CDMRP grants totaled approximately $26 million for hydrocephalus-related research. Those grants funded crucial items like the creation of a Hydrocephalus Research Center at the IU School of Science. The continuance of renewed funding for the CDMRP will support new types of scientific research like this across the country and provide hope to the hydrocephalus community for an eventual cure.

I urge you to support increased FY25 funding for the CDMRP by 5% including inflation to ensure that America is sustaining the next generation of groundbreaking medical research.

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