Help Advocate for Government Funding for Peripheral Neuropathy Research
What It Is
In response to the tireless advocacy and outreach from the peripheral neuropathy (PN) community, Congress designated peripheral neuropathy as a condition in the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) in the annual Defense Appropriations Act during fiscal years 2021 through 2023. During that time, the Department of Defense funded more than $13 million in peripheral neuropathy research! This is a huge accomplishment in moving research forward to find new treatments to improve the lives of those living with PN.
This is Just the Beginning for Government Funding
But we cannot rest on our laurels. The inclusion of peripheral neuropathy in the Defense Appropriations Act must be renewed every year to ensure that research funding continues to be available.
So once again the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) and its constituents must lobby congress to make our voices heard and ensure that ‘peripheral neuropathy’ continues to be included as eligible for research funding under the PRMRP.
What You Can Do to Help Advocate
Join FPN in lobbying for federal funding for PN by sending a letter of support to your senator by the end of March 2023. You can find more information about the Defense Appropriations Act, the PRMRP and our lobbying efforts here.
You can find explicit, step-by-step instructions on how to make your voice heard here. Your senators’ contact information can be found here. There is also a link to find your senator and their contact information in the step-by-step instructions available at the link above. The instructions will guide you in submitting your letter on your senator’s website. You can also use the letter template here and personalize it before cutting and pasting it into the submission section of your senator’s website.
Don’t forget to include your mailing address under your name at the bottom of the letter so your senator knows you are part of their constituency.
We thank you for your efforts.
For more information on how to help us with this campaign, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. To help support us through donations to keep this important initiative going, donate directly here.