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 MVieth@dc-crd.com.


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 Gastroenterological Association

American Urological Association

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

The Amputee Coalition

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization     

Association of American Cancer Institutes


Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Celiac Disease Foundation

Children’s Tumor Foundation      

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy


debra of America    

Esophageal Cancer Action Network

FD/MAS Alliance

Fight Colorectal Cancer    

Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne        

Global Health Technologies Coalition

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Hydrocephalus Association

International Myeloma Foundation         


Kidney Cancer Association

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Littlest Tumor Foundation           

LUNGevity 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 Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Pancreas Association                        

Neurofibromatosis Midwest                             

Neurofibromatosis Network         

North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network        

PKD Foundation               

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Quinism Foundation

The Sergeant Sullivan Circle       

SHEPHERD Foundation

Society for Neuroscience

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Susan G. Komen                                            

Texas NF Foundation

Theresa’s Research Foundation

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance        

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support                     

Veterans for Common Sense

VHL Alliance

ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer