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Policy & Advocacy

IDSA promotes science-based public policy to advance U.S. and global efforts on antimicrobial resistance, immunization, infection prevention and control, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, public health emergencies, and other ID issues. The Society supports federal funding for research and public health, and appropriate reimbursement and coverage of ID services.

Learn about IDSA’s policy and advocacy efforts, with links to relevant policy documents, reports, and websites. See the key policy focus areas below.

IDSA Policy Priorities 2021

ID/HIV Advocacy Year in Review

COVID-19 Advocacy

COVID-19 Advocacy & Public Safety Information

Member Advocacy Program

MAP is for any IDSA or HIVMA member who is interested in advocacy

Take Action

As medical providers and scientists, you are the most trusted and credible advocate for federal heal...

Access and Reimbursement

Fair and adequate reimbursement for infectious diseases physicians is a key IDSA policy priority. Th...

Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotic development; strengthening U.S. antimicrobial resistance efforts, including surveillance,...


IDSA is committed to supporting improved diagnostics including providing recommendations to spur res...

Emerging Infections and Biothreat

Influenza, other emerging infections, and bio-threats; U.S. preparedness and response, public health...

Funding Policy

Funding for domestic and international ID programs, including antimicrobial resistance; immunization...

Global Health

IDSA prioritizes promoting sufficient U.S. investment in global infectious diseases responses and re...

Immunization & Vaccination

Supporting national immunization programs for children, adolescents, and adults, including health ca...

Research & Infrastructure

Advancing biomedical and public health research priorities; supporting infrastructure that enables a...

Infection Prevention & Control

Evidence-based practices and policies to prevent and control health care-associated infections (HAIs...

Workforce Policy

Developing and maintaining a workforce of ID clinicians, researchers, and public health experts.

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