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May 1, 2019

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IDSA Public Health Committee Brings ID Priorities to Congress

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Staff for Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) meets IDSA Public Health Committee Member Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH.

IDSA Public Health Committee members visited 30 congressional offices on April 22 to advocate for our legislative priorities. Issues included increased investments in public health activities to address outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and infections associated with the opioid epidemic, incentives to promote antibiotic research and development, antibiotic stewardship requirements, improved compensation for ID/HIV physicians, additional resources for global health responses, and increased funding for ID research and training. Members met with their congressional representatives and staff to discuss the impact of federal policies and investments on their communities. This advocacy is essential for advancing IDSA priorities.

Want to get involved? IDSA can help you meet with your congressional representatives in Washington, DC or in your state. Join the Member Advocacy Program to learn more and take action.

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