November 20-21, 2006
CFSAC voted unanimously to send recommendations 1-4 to the Assistant Secretary of Health and the Office of the Secretary:
- The Committee recommends that the FY08 and 09 budgets of the CDC for research be restored to or increased beyond the FY05 level in order to sustain the CDC's remarkable momentum including the ability to finish the Georgia Study (especially the longitudinal portions).
- The Committee recommends that the FY08 and 09 budgets of the CDC for CFS public awareness education be restored to or increased beyond the FY06 level based on the positive initial response to the November 2006 campaign launch.
- The Committee recommends that CFS be included in the Roadmap Initiative of the NIH.
- Based on the positive response to the NIH's Request for Applications (RFA) issued in July 2005 (funded in 2006), the Committee recommends equivalent funding for a second RFA.