The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has pledged its support for the State of Research initiative launched by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), during the recent meeting of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) in Nashville, Tennessee. The State of Research initiative was announced earlier this year as a project where FCER works with state chiropractic associations to identify practitioners’ research-related needs, assists in getting the research conducted, and helps the practitioner to use the research in evidence-based practices. To date, 22 state associations have appointed state research committee chairpersons to work with FCER’s State of Research Committee on this initiative. “The American Chiropractic Association supports FCER’s State of Research project as an aggressive way to help identify the research needs of our clinicians, especially in the area of reimbursement,” Glenn D. Manceaux, DC, ACA President, said. “We encourage the state associations to get firmly behind this project, which will offer additional research- and education-related opportunities for the profession,” he added. Charles R. Herring, DC, FCER President, said, “We greatly appreciate ACA’s support in this initiative, which is an important component of FCER’s new mission. This project, along with the development of FCER’s Evidence-Based Resource Center, adds to the profession’s body of knowledge, which in the long run will make us better practitioners for our patients,” he added. Associations in the following states have appointed committee chairpersons: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. FCER’s State of Research Committee members are Reeve Askew, DC, chair; Charles Herring, DC; Jeffrey Fedorko, DC; Mark Kruse, DC, and Robert Hayden, DC. The ACA, based in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession. FCER is the chiropractic profession’s oldest not-for-profit foundation, serving the profession since 1944. Based in Norwalk, Iowa, FCER has as its mission to “Translate Research into Practice” by granting funds for research and producing practitioner and patient educational materials including teleconferences, CDs, books and pamphlets. FCER is developing the DCConsultSM web site as part of its Evidence-Based Resource Center, an online source for clinical and patient education information.