The booklet provides a brief history of how the NHLBI has worked with public interest organizations (PIOs) over the years to develop and support research programs to address a wide range of diseases.
The NHLBI encourages input from PIOs in the belief that greater interaction with patient advocacy groups can have a favorable effect on the conduct of research. The Institute believes that increased collaboration with PIOs will benefit everyone involved.
- For patients and their advocates, it provides firsthand knowledge of the state of the science and what is being done to alleviate their disease burden.
- For the Institute, it helps in developing program goals and in getting information out to the public.
- For researchers, it puts a human face to the diseases they study and improves their access to patients for clinical studies.
The booklet is available in the standard PDF file and a PDF file slightly modified for access by screen readers: