The Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, also known as CMSRI was established to provide funding for research to address eroding national health, particularly in very young and elderly populations. Concerns have been raised by the scientific community about the acknowledged significant increases in immune, inflammatory and cognitive disorders in children and adults ranging from asthma and neurodevelopmental disorders to the emergence of previously rare but serious autoimmune health conditions and age related disorders in the nervous system during the past three decades.
As health care costs for the treatment of infectious disease has declined, costs to treat chronic disease and disability have increased significantly and threaten the health and vibrancy of the U.S. economy. CMSRI is interested in discovering changes in human exposures which may be contributing to chronic health conditions, which are increasingly prevalent in pediatric populations. Since most childhood chronic illnesses persist beyond the age of 18, understanding the instigators for increases in these conditions is the key to preventing and treating them.
The effort to address serious concerns raised by the scientific and medical community about the acknowledged significant increases in immune and inflammatory diseases in children and adults during the past three decades will lead to proactive and innovative approaches to address the societal and economic implications of current health trends.
The burgeoning crisis facing the health care system due to dramatically increasing rates of chronic illness and disability, especially in childhood populations calls for targeted research to determine whether vaccine schedules, combinations, preparations or ingredients play a role in onset. Chronically ill children will most likely become chronically ill adults, and the societal and economic effects of this decline in health at the individual and population level must be addressed.
The effect of vaccines on the immune and neurological systems must also be assessed in association with cognitive function as it is related to academic performance and systemic effects on the educational system. As schools enforce government vaccine policies, a valid assessment of impact will support future decisions about public health policies as they relate to school policies.