Help researchers get the information they need to develop new treatments and cures for all brain diseases.
On January 13, Representatives Michael Burgess (R-TX) and other elected officials introduced H.R. 292, the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015.
H.R. 292 would create a surveillance and data storage system through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track the incidence and prevalence of neurological diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, and other relevant information. Often patient advocates and researchers have only an estimate of the number of people that are affected by a neurological disease. This new system will collect accurate information that enable the field to evaluate and understand important aspects of these brain diseases such as variances in gender and ethnicity, how diagnosis and patient treatment varies by region, and how these trends change over time.
A National Standard
There is currently no national collecting system in existence to gather this essential information on brain disease. The bipartisan legislation has already been endorsed by two American Brain Coalition members, the Parkinson’s Action Network and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We need your help making this plan a reality. Ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 292, the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015 today!
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