The Brain Injury Association of America has issued an important alert concerning potential legislative action on behalf of the United States House of Representatives that would eliminate The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality which has produced important research on Traumatic Brain Injury.
The bill states that the agency would be "terminated" effective October 1, 2012. It would rescind all funds that haven’t been spent yet, and would "transfer" activities that fall under the agency. That includes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which has been at the center of controversies over prostate cancer screening and mammograms.
I urge you to act locally to defend critical research funding. Reach out to your Representatives and tell them that health services research and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality must be protected.