COSSA’s Coalition Leadership
COSSA’s Deputy Director co-chairs the Coalition to Promote Research (CPR) and the Coalition for the Advancement for Health Through Behavioral and Social Science Research (CAHT-BSSR) and leads the Collaborative for Enhancing Diversity in Science (CEDS).
The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research is a coalition of more than 300 patient and voluntary health groups, medical and scientific societies, academic and research organizations, and industry that support enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research conducted and supported by the NIH.
The CDC Coalition’s mission is to support a funding level for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that enables it to carry out its mission to protect and promote good health and to assure that research findings are translated into effective state, local and community programs.
The Census Project is a collaboration of state and local governments, civil rights and labor groups, housing and child advocates, businesses, professional societies, and research organizations interested in a fair and accurate census.
Close the Innovation Deficit is an effort by leaders of the business, higher education, scientific, and high-tech manufacturing communities who are concerned about cuts and stagnating federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations are pouring resources into these areas.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of over 140 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation’s research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological and economic opportunities facing the United States.
The Coalition for International Education is a group of over 30 national higher education organizations, which share an interest in U.S. Department of Education programs and initiatives that promote U.S. global competence. The Coalition strives for U.S. education community consensus on policies and issues affecting international education initiatives to educate Americans in the foreign languages and cultures of the world. It informs policy makers, education and private sector officials and the media about national needs in international and foreign language education.
The Friends of AHRQ is a voluntary coalition of more than 250 organizations that support the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). These groups are either the producers or end-users of the health services research developed by AHRQ.
The objectives of the Friends of the Bureau of Labor Statistics are to (1) Create a network of users of BLS data and information to facilitate the distribution of information, opinions, and ideas about BLS among users; (2) Act as a reservoir of individuals and organizations who could participate in seminars and other educational events for the public and for public policy decision makers about the utility and overall value of BLS programs; and (3) Support the BLS as an institution that provides critical data and tools to a wide variety of users for a wide variety of purposes.
Friends of IES
The Friends of IES is a coalition of organizations focused on highlighting the important role of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in supporting education research. Its mission is to increase the visibility of the research funded by the agency, strengthen IES programs by supporting strong and comprehensive reauthorization bills, and seek adequate and sustained funding for the research IES supports.
The Friends of NCHS is a voluntary coalition of more than 250 organizations that support the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Members of this diverse group-including think tanks, professional associations, and universities-rely on the data collected and maintained by NCHS to conduct research, support advocacy efforts, and influence and inform health policy.
Friends of NIAAA
The Friends of National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is an independent coalition of over 100 organizations formed in the mid-1980’s to support the important role of NICHD. The primary mission of the Friends of NICHD is to advocate on behalf of the Institute during the annual congressional appropriations and budget processes. The Friends also promote NICHD-funded research activities and advances by sponsoring briefings for congressional staff, mailings to Members of Congress and staff, drafting fact sheets, facilitating tours of the Institute and research facilities for Congressional staff, and submitting annual testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.
The Friends of the National Institute on Aging is a broad coalition of organizations committed to the advancement of health sciences research that could affect millions of older Americans. FoNIA supports the research and training missions of the National Institute on Aging and serves as a bridge between the NIA and supportive organizations and groups in order to promote and advocate for the NIA and its initiatives as public policies in health and research take shape. By bringing together like-minded organizations to support the federal government’s leading aging research institute, FoNIA addresses current and future challenges in advancing public awareness and acceptance of research goals.
The Friends of the National Institute on Drug Abuse is a coalition of individuals, scientific and professional societies, patient groups and other organizations committed to the elimination of drug abuse and addiction through education, advocacy, and the promotion of broad public and private support for the research agenda of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. As part of National Institutes of Health, NIDA funds 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse.
NDD United is a coalition of leaders joining forces in an effort to save public services (known in Congress as nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs) from devastating budget cuts. NDD programs are core services government provides for the benefit of everyone—including medical research, public health, infrastructure and education. Each day, these programs support economic growth and strengthen the safety and security of every American in every state and community across the nation.
Research!America is the nation’s largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority. Together, with our member organizations that represent a vast array of medical, health and scientific fields, we aim to achieve four important goals: (1) Achieve funding for medical and health research from the public and private sectors at a level warranted by scientific opportunity and supported by public opinion. (2) Better inform the public of the benefits of medical and health research and the institutions that perform research. (3) Motivate the public to actively support medical and health research and the complementary sciences that make advances possible. (4) Promote and empower a more active public and political life by individual members of the research community on behalf of medical and health research, public health, and science overall.
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition is a network of scientific and engineering membership organizations that recognize a role for scientists and engineers in human rights. The Coalition currently has 36 member and 15 affiliated organizations.