About Us

WHO WE ARE

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.

OUR MEMBERS

Action to Cure Kidney Cancer                                     

ALS Association

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology    

American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Gastroenterological Association

American Psychological Association

American Urological Association

Amputee Coalition

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

CureHHT             

debra of America

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         

KidneyCan         

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 Fragile X Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society                                          

Neurofibromatosis Midwest                                      

Neurofibromatosis Network

Neurofibromatosis Northeast    

North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium                                  

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network          

PKD Foundation                              

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Quinism Foundation

The Sergeant Sullivan Circle        

SHEPHERD Foundation

Solve M.E.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Susan G. Komen                                                                              

Texas NF Foundation

Theresa’s Research Foundation

TSC Alliance       

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support                                         

Veterans for Common Sense

VHL Alliance

ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer