The Biden Administration and Congress established the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to accelerate biomedical research and deliver health breakthroughs for all patients. The decision of where to headquarter the first federal agency dedicated to accelerating health innovations has not yet been made.
President Biden proposed the creation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to improve the U.S. government’s ability to speed biomedical and health research. Public Law 117-103 was enacted on March 15, 2022, authorizing the establishment of ARPA-H within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
1. To push the limits of biomedical and health research to diagnose and cure major diseases (including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and infectious diseases).
2. To ensure that medical breakthroughs are accessible and maximally benefit the American people, especially those who are disproportionately affected by health inequities.
3. To work with global partners to solve our global and national health care challenges since disease and pathogens know no geographic boundaries.
“If headquartered in Georgia, ARPA-H would be championed and embraced by our world-class talent, dynamic commercial technology sector, and rich public health research legacy. We believe Georgia’s institutions provide the best partners for ARPA-H to push the limits of biomedical and health research, ensure accessibility of medical breakthroughs, and engage global partners.” -Georgia Congressional delegation letter, June 21, 2022