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May 23, 2018

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IDSA’s Public Health Committee Advancing ID Priorities on Capitol Hill

Public Health Committee
IDSA member Ricardo Franco, MD and Rep Terri Sewell (D-AL)

 

IDSA Public Health Committee Chair Matt Zahn, MD and members Ricardo Franco, MD and Preeti Malani, MD met with 22 congressional offices from their states earlier this month, all of whom were well-positioned to help advance IDSA policy priorities. Our meetings covered the following issues: ID physician recruitment and reimbursement, including updating payment codes; pandemic and bioterror preparedness, including workforce and antimicrobial resistance; and federal funding for domestic and global ID/HIV research and public health initiatives.

We need you to amplify our leaders’ voices. It just takes a minute or two to email your senators and congressional representatives. Messages from expert constituents like you impact congressional decision-making and are instrumental to our advocacy efforts.

Would you like to meet with your congressional representatives in DC or in your own state or hometown? The summer is a great time to connect with your Senators and Representative during Congressional recesses in their local offices. IDSA staff can help you schedule meetings and provide you with all the information and tips you need for successful advocacy at any time during the year. Email Lisa Cox to join the IDSA-HIVMA Member Advocacy Program and learn more.

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