This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part is called: Investing in Health Science and Research/Dems have a specific plan for ensuring our scientific agencies &partners have the funding &support they need/the other has been openly hostile to science &medical expertise 1/11
Scientific research is at the heart of medicine—and of health care. #Democrats want the United States to be at the forefront of scientific research and discovery for the benefit of our people, our economy, and our global competitiveness. 2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #ScienceMatters
#Democrats will support increased &sustainable funding for health &medical research &federal grants across agencies, including at the National Cancer Institute &other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),the CDC &the Agency for Health Care Research &Quality. 3/11
#Democrats will increase the federal investment in research and development for new medications through the NIH, and make sure that there is a return on that investment for taxpayers. 4/11 #DemPartyPlatform #ScienceMatters
#Democrats will also build on the foundation of the Obama-Biden Administration’s Cancer Moonshot to break down silos &accelerate research into cancer &cancer treatments by creating an agency with the sole mission of finding new cures &treatments for cancer and other diseases.5/11
#Democrats also support increasing funding for research into health disparities by race,ethnicity,gender,gender identity,sexual orientation,age, geo area &socio status,with a particular focus on how social determinants of health contribute to differences in health outcomes.6/11
#Democrats support fully integrating people with disabilities in all stages of health and medical research to ensure outcomes reflect the true needs of Americans with disabilities. 7/11 #DemPartyPlatform #ADA #ScienceMatters
#Democrats will take steps to increase the diversity of principal investigators receiving federal grants, as well as of participants in federally supported clinical trials, 8/11 #DemPartyPlatform #ScienceMatters
#Democrats will improve the quality and applicability of our medical research for women and people of color, who are too often left out of research on disease and medical responses to treatment options. 9/11 #DemPartyPlatform #ScienceMatters #MedicalResearch
This Administration’s systematic efforts to undermine, discredit, dismiss, fire, disempower & diminish the contributions of scientists, have weakened our public institutions, slowed the pace of scientific inquiry, and profoundly damaged America’s standing in the world. 10/11
#Democrats will protect the independence &intellectual freedom of scientists,whether they are employed by the federal gov or receiving federal grants in support of their research &take steps to shield our scientific research agencies from future political interference. 11/11
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