About Us


The Defense Health Research Consortium was formally established in 2014 to bring together the diverse community of patient advocacy organizations, medical provider groups, veterans’ organizations, research advocacy groups, and private sector interests — all with the single purpose of protecting and preserving funding for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRPs). 

Since the DHRC’s establishment, the overall funding level for the CDMRP has doubled from approximately $600 million to more than $1.2 billion – in no small measure due to the advocacy of the DHRC and its members.  The DHRC has also worked to defeat legislative measures that would have terminated many of the CDMRP programs, or severely restricted the kinds of research funded by the program. 

Since its inception, the Consortium has grown to two dozen members, but a greater level of participation is needed to ensure the maximum level of success.

Click here for information on how to join DHRC, or contact Mark Vieth at [email protected].


Action to Cure Kidney Cancer                                     

ALS Association

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology    

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Psychological Association

American Society of Hematology

American Urological Association

Amputee Coalition

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation

APS Foundation of America, Inc.

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization           

Association of American Cancer Institutes                            

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Celiac Disease Foundation

Children’s Tumor Foundation

Connect Melanoma       

CURE Epilepsy  


Cure Mito Foundation

Esophageal Cancer Action Network

FD/MAS Alliance              

Fibroid Foundation

Fight Colorectal Cancer 

Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne         

Global Health Technologies Coalition

GO2 for Lung Cancer

Hydrocephalus Association

International Myeloma Foundation         


Kidney Cancer Association

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Littlest Tumor Foundation     

LUNGevity Foundation                             

Melanoma Research Foundation      

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation      

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions

National Fragile X Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society                                          

Neurofibromatosis Midwest                                      

Neurofibromatosis Network

Neurofibromatosis Northeast    

North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium                                  

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network    

Pandemic Patients                                 

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Quinism Foundation

The Sergeant Sullivan Circle        

SHEPHERD Foundation

Sjogren’s Foundation

Solve M.E.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Susan G. Komen                                                                              

Texas NF Foundation

Theresa’s Research Foundation

TSC Alliance                                              

Veterans for Common Sense

VHL Alliance

ZERO Prostate Cancer