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  • Federal Funding for Infectious Diseases Programs

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    Today’s investment in ID research; public health and prevention; and development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics will pay significant dividends in the future. Such investments can prevent needless deaths, dramatically reduce health care costs, and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans and others around the world.  IDSA supports appropriate funding for domestic and international programs including those at the:

    • National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases 
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
    • Food and Drug Administration 
    • Health Resources Services Administration 
    • U.S. Agency for International Development 
    • National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center 

     

    IDSA’s funding priorities include antimicrobial resistance; immunizations; drug, vaccine and diagnostics development; and HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention and treatment.

     

    See also:

    HIVMA Federal Funding

    IDSA's Efforts in Advocating for Appropriate Federal Funding for Infectious Diseases Programs

    4/24/2014

    IDSA Provides Testimony on Innovation to the Senate (PDF)

    In preparation for a Senate hearing on the federal role in promoting innovation, IDSA provided testimony on the health and economic gains possible from new public health strategies, vaccines, antibiotics, and rapid diagnostics.
    3/25/2014

    IDSA Provides Testimony to Congress in Support of Funding for ID Priorities (PDF)

    IDSA provided testimony that stressed the need for federal funding of ID priorities.  The testimony--which touched on areas such as antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic and rapid diagnostic R&D, and immunizations--is the first in a series of advocacy activities that will be taken to engage Congress on the FY15 budget.
    5/6/2013

    IDSA Senate Testimony on Fiscal Year 2014 Funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (PDF)

    IDSA submitted testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding FY 2014 funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
    4/25/2013

    IDSA Funding Update to Congress (PDF)

    IDSA sent an e-newsletter to Congress highlighting our federal funding priorities
    5/14/2014

    IDSA Joins Stakeholders in Support of NHSN and AMD Funding (PDF)

    IDSA joins with thirty-one groups to call on Congress to support increased funding for the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and sustained support of Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) in the FY15 appropriations process.
    4/18/2014

    IDSA Leads Advocacy Effort for CDC AR Initiative (PDF)

    IDSA is joined by twenty-six health and public health groups in a letter to House and Senate appropriators in support of full funding for the CDC Detect and Protect Against Antibiotic Resistance Initiative that was proposed for FY15.
    4/4/2014

    Groups Reach out to Congress on Domestic TB Funding (PDF)

    IDSA joined several other groups in a letter to Congress urging increased funding for the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination in FY15.  Earlier this year, funding for the CDC's national TB program was reduced to FY05 levels.
    4/1/2014

    Coalition of Groups Call for Federal Funding of Preparedness Efforts (PDF)

    IDSA joined sixteen other groups in a letter to Congress urging federal support for medical countermeasure development and procurement.  The letter also explained the importance of increased support for public health infrastructure, which has fallen significantly in recent years.
    12/20/2013

    Groups Seek Support for Global TB Activities in Anticipation of FY2014 Funding Bill Release (PDF)

    IDSA joined other stakeholders in a letter to Congress seeking $236 million for USAID's TB programs in FY2014.  The letter discusses the impact of TB around the globe and makes special note of the emergence of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB.  USAID is a central partner in efforts to control TB in the world's 30 most highly burdened countries.
    6/22/2011

    Community Letter Advocating Robust Global Health Efforts (PDF)

    IDSA joined 53 other organizations to urge lawmakers to maintain its funding commitments to improving health in developing countries, without cutting other broader humanitarian efforts and development or imposing any new policy restrictions.
    11/5/2010

    TB Coalition Letter for Global and Domestic TB Funding (PDF)

    IDSA joined 16 other organizations to urge lawmakers to strengthen U.S. leadership in the fight against TB as envisioned in the Lantos-Hyde Act and Comprehensive TB Elimination Act by investing in global and domestic TB programs at USAID and CDC.

 

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