Improve, Coordinate, and Enhance Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health
S. 1027 is designed to enhance coordination within NIH and with other federal agencies, update and streamline rehabilitation research priorities, and facilitate implementation of recommendations published in December 2012 by a distinguished NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Rehabilitation Research.
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Our Position: Support
DRRC and DREDF enthusiastically support the introduction of S. 1027 because we believe the time is now to enhance the stature and visibility of rehabilitation research at the world’s premier medical research agency and, by so doing, send a clear and unequivocal message that rehabilitation services and devices are critical to the health of people with disabilities, chronic conditions, illnesses and injuries. Access to rehabilitation is the key to full functioning, independent living, return to work and a high quality of life.