IHRF Joins the American Brain Coalition
IHRF Joins The American Brain Coalition (ABC)
April 2009—The Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation has recently joined the American Brain Coalition (ABC), a national, non-profit advocacy organization, which represents many of the country’s leading professional neurological associations and patient organizations.
Originally established in 2000 by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and over 50 professional and patient organizations, the American Brain Coalition’s mission is to reduce the burden of brain disorders to individuals, families, and society. With a presence in Washington D.C., ABC advocates for increased support of research, as well as for a national commitment toward finding cures for individuals with disabling neurological disorders. In 2008, ABC testified before Congressional appropriations subcommittees, and urged lawmakers to support a variety of legislation that would benefit people with neurological disorders.
Among the ABC’s 2009 priorities are increased funding for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and improving health care for chronic conditions particular to the brain.
IHRF is excited to be part of the American Brain Coalition and welcomes this opportunity to increase public awareness of intracranial hypertension and its impact on all who are affected by it.