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    09/16/2014

    IDSA Engages White House on FY 2016 Budget (PDF)

    IDSA wrote to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to highlight the need for additional resources in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 to support the federal response to antimicrobial resistance as well as for rapid ID diagnostics R&D, immunization programs, pandemic preparedness, and global health.  The FY 2016 President's Budget Request is scheduled to be released on February 2, 2015.
    05/14/2014

    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.
    04/18/2014

    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.
    04/04/2014

    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.
    04/01/2014

    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.
    03/31/2014

    Groups Engage Congress on Food Safety Funding

    IDSA joined in a letter to Congress that highlighted the need for increased funding to support activities at FDA that promote a safer food supply.  The letter details some of the health and economic costs of foodborne illnesses, as well as the need for resources to further implement the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011.
    03/27/2014

    Coalition Calls for Stronger CDC Budget (PDF)

    IDSA and nearly 80 other organizations that participate in the CDC Coalition called on Congress to provide $7.8 billion for CDC in FY15.  The Coalition's request represents a 14% increase; in contrast, the President has proposed a 3.5% decrease for CDC.
    03/13/2014

    A Thousand Groups Call for Increased Funding of Labor, HHS, and Education Agencies (PDF)

    IDSA joined 1,064 other groups in a letter urging House and Senate leaders to provide Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education agencies a top-line budget allocation equivalent to the recent high-water mark of $163.6 billion reached in FY2010.
    12/30/2013

    IDSA and HIVMA Seek Prioritization of Infectious Diseases Programs in Presidents FY 2015 Budget (PDF)

    IDSA and HIVMA sent a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging that increased investments be made in the President's FY 2015 budget proposal for programs addressing infectious diseases, detailing in particular the significance of biomedical research, public health activities, and patient services carried out by NIH, CDC, FDA, HRSA, CMS, DoD, and USAID.
    12/20/2013

    IDSA Partners to Bolster FY 2014 FDA Appropriations (PDF)

    IDSA joined with almost 70 other groups from the Alliance for a Stronger FDA to urge Congress to make the FDA a priority as it decides on specific agency and program funding levels.
    12/20/2013

    IDSA Joins Effort to Restore Funding for TB Control and Research Programs (PDF)

    In light of the passage of some sequestration relief for FY 2014-15, IDSA partnered with other groups concerned with the recent 13% reduction to the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium to ask for a restoration of funds.  The letter asks Congress to increase support for the various TB programs within the CDC Division of TB Elimination.
    12/04/2013

    IDSA Joins Hundreds of National Organizations in Call for Replacement of Sequestration

    As Congress deliberated on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget framework, 470 national organizations--including IDSA--called for sequestration to be replaced with a bipartisan and balanced approach.
    11/25/2013

    IDSA Supports Effort to Increase Funding for Viral Hepatitis in President's FY 2015 Budget (PDF)

    IDSA and one hundred other health groups joined in an effort--organized by the Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership--to urge the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to significantly increase funding for the CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) in fiscal year 2015.  The proposed doubling of the CDC DVH budget is in line with the goals put forward in the Administration's Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.
    10/28/2013

    IDSA and HIVMA Urge Budget Negotiators to Return Health Investments to Pre-sequestration Levels (PDF)

    IDSA and HIVMA joined in a letter to the members of Congress charged with developing a compromise between the House and Senate versions of FY 2014 budget framework.  The letter calls on the committee to develop a plan that returns the public health and biomedical research components of the federal government to pre-sequestration levels.
    05/07/2013

    IDSA Leads Support for Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Initiative (PDF)

    IDSA leads over 30 organizations urging funding for AMD, which would strengthen CDC's infection control and prevention activities.
    04/15/2013

    IDSA Joins Groups Supporting Preparedness Funding (PDF)

    IDSA urges appropriators to provide strong funding for Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), hospital preparedness, and public health preparedness grants.
    03/14/2013

    IDSA Joins Other Organizations Urging Hepatitis Funding for FY14 (PDF)

    IDSA and nearly 100 other organizations sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting that the Presidents Fiscal Year 2014 budget include additional funding for programs that address viral hepatitis epidemics.
    02/11/2013

    IDSA, HIVMA, and 270 Other Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Medical Research Funding (PDF)

    IDSA, HIVMA, and 270 other organizations urge Congress to protect medical research and the National Institutes of Health from further funding cuts.
    02/11/2013

    IDSA Joins 3,200 Organizations to Protect Public Health Funding (PDF)

    IDSA joined 3,200 organizations to urge Congress to prevent cuts to "non-defense discretionary spending," which includes funding for infectious disease and other public health programs, and health agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    11/29/2012

    IDSA and HIVMA urge Obama Administration to Strengthen and Protect ID Funding (PDF)

    IDSA and HIVMA sent a joint letter to the Obama Administration, via the Office of Management and Budget, expressing priorities for infectious disease funding for agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the President's FY 2014 budget proposal.
    11/16/2012

    Groups Urge Congress to Protect Biomedical Research Funding (PDF)

    IDSA joined over 100 organizations urging Congress to protect funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in deficit reduction efforts.
    09/10/2012

    IDSA and HIVMA Urge Congress to Protect Health Funding (PDF)

    IDSA and HIVMA sent a joint letter to congressional leadership urging them to stop sequestration--a process of 8% across-the-board cuts to all federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    07/12/2012

    IDSA Supports Health Funding (PDF)

    IDSA joined nearly 3,000 organizations in a letter urging Congress to prevent automatic cuts to "non-defense discretionary spending" which includes funding for health agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    06/08/2012

    IDSA Leads Support of BARDA Funding (PDF)

    IDSA led a letter to congressional appropriators signed by 36 organizations and companies in support of the President's increased funding request for the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) which invests in R&D of medical countermeasures.  The letter was co-authored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, and Trust for America's Health (TFAH).
    05/16/2012

    IDSA Urges Congress to Restore Higher NIH Salary Cap (PDF)

    IDSA joined over 100 organizations representing research institutions, physician-scientists and patients in a letter urging congressional appropriators to restore the higher salary cap imposed on National Institutions of Health (NIH) extramural researchers, which was lowered last year.
    05/07/2012

    IDSA and HIVMA Defend the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) (PDF)

    IDSA and HIVMA sent a joint letter urging congressional leaders to protect the PPHF and oppose any efforts to reduce or eliminate it, as the fund provides vital support for the preservation and promotion of our nation's public health, including building epidemiology and laboratory capacity, increasing immunization rates, preventing the spread of viral hepatitis, and reducing healthcare associated infections.
    03/29/2012

    IDSA Submits FY13 Appropriations Testimony (PDF)

    IDSA highlighted its fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding priorities for health agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in testimony submitted to the House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittees.
    03/29/2012

    IDSA Supports Funding for CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and EpiCenters (PDF)

    IDSA joined the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and Premier in a letter to Congress supporting increased funding for the NHSN and EpiCenters, which provide high quality tracking, monitoring and research on healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistant infections.
    03/28/2012

    IDSA Opposes Cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund

    IDSA President Dr. Tom Slama joined the leaders of over 120 national organizations in a letter to President Obama expressing opposition to cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which has supported many important functions including building epidemiology and laboratory capacity to track and respond to disease outbreaks, modernizing vaccine systems, and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
    03/26/2012

    IDSA Supports at Least $32 Billion in Funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    IDSA joined over 200 organizations in a letter to congressional appropriators requesting at least $32 billion in funding for the NIH for Fiscal Year 2013.

    03/21/2012

    IDSA Joins Over 60 Public Health Organizations to Support CDC Funding (PDF)

    IDSA signed a letter to congressional appropriations leaders in support of at least $7.8 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for FY 2013.
    03/16/2012

    IDSA Joins over 900 Organizations to Support Health Funding

    IDSA and over 900 other health and education organizations sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging the highest funding possible for the bill that funds health, education and labor programs, including NIH and CDC.
    12/08/2011

    IDSA Supports Strong NIH Funding for FY 2012 (PDF)

    IDSA joined almost 100 health organizations in a letter to congressional appropriations leaders urging strong funding for the NIH, particularly for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the Cures Acceleration Network (CAN).
    12/05/2011

    IDSA and HIVMA Urge Obama Administration to Prioritize ID Funding (PDF)

    IDSA and HIVMA sent a joint letter to the Obama Administration, via the Office of Management and Budget, expressing priorities for infectious disease funding for the President's FY 2013 budget proposal.
    11/08/2011

    IDSA Urges Appropriators to Increase FDA Funding (PDF)

    IDSA sent a letter to leaders of congressional appropriations subcommittees urging them to adopt the Senate's FDA funding level for FY 12, giving the agency more funding to undertake its responsibilities, including anti-infective drug review and the detection and control of antimicrobial resistant pathogens, vaccine licensure, addressing drug shortages, and food security and safety.
    11/01/2011

    IDSA and HIVMA Support Proposed NIH Funding Increase (PDF)

    IDSA and HIVMA joined over 100 organizations in a letter to House and Senate health appropriations leaders in support of a $1 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for FY 2012, as proposed by House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Denny Rehberg (R-MT).
    10/18/2011

    IDSA Opposes Attempts to Restore Ban on Use of Federal Funds for Syringe Exchange Programs (PDF)

    IDSA joined physician and public health groups in sending a letter to President Obama urging him to oppose any attempts to restore the ban on use of federal funds for syringe exchange programs--a proven, life-saving approach to preventing transmission of HIV and hepatitis.
    09/08/2011

    IDSA Urges Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction (PDF)

    IDSA sent a letter to the new Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction urging them to protect investments in infectious disease research and public health efforts; new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics; and the provision of high quality health care.
    09/02/2011

    IDSA and HIVMA Urge Sufficient Funding for the FY 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations Bill (PDF)

    IDSA and HIVMA joined over 500 organizations in a letter to House and Senate appropriations leaders urging them to adopt a strong funding allocation for the Subcommittee with jurisdiction over funding for the NIH, CDC and other federal health agencies.
    11/30/2010

    IDSA Urges Appropriators to Fund Medical Countermeasures Review Recommendations (PDF)

    IDSA sent a letter to all members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging funding to implement fully the recommendations contained in the Administration's Medical Countermeasures Review report which was issued in August.
    11/09/2010

    IDSA Urges Congressional Action on Hepatitis Funding (PDF)

    IDSA and others sent a letter to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, urging increased funding for viral hepatitis prevention in FY 2011, and adequate funding for the upcoming HHS Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, expected to be released soon.
    11/05/2010

    IDSA Urges Increases in Global and Domestic TB Funding for FY 2012 (PDF)

    IDSA and others sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) asking that the President's Fiscal Year 2012 budget include $650 million for the global TB program at the U.S. Agency for International Development and $231 million for the Division of TB Elimination at CDC.
    11/01/2010

    IDSA Urges Congress to Support NIH Funding in FY 2011 (PDF)

    IDSA and others sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging a final Fiscal Year 2011 appropriations bill which would fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at a $1 billion increase, instead of a long-term continuing resolution which would keep NIH at FY 2010 levels.
    10/27/2010

    IDSA Urges Congress to Support CDC Funding for FY 2011 (PDF)

    IDSA, along with other members of the CDC Coalition, urged Congress to complete action on a Fiscal Year 2011 spending bill for the Department of Health and Human Services, which would set funding for CDC at the higher of the House or Senate-approved levels.
    07/21/2010

    IDSA Urges Senate to Preserve Unused Pandemic Influenza Funds (PDF)

    IDSA, along with several public health groups, wrote Senate leaders and urged that unspent pandemic influenza preparedness funds be maintained for their intended purposes rather than being used as an offset for additional proposed domestic spending in the FY 2010 Supplemental funding bill.
    07/02/2010

    IDSA Urges Sustained Funding for CDC's Vector-Borne Disease Programs (PDF)

    IDSA and several other public health and research groups sent letters to the leaders of the House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittees urging that the Administration’s proposed $26.7 million cut for vector-borne disease programs at CDC be reversed and the funding for them sustained for Fiscal Year 2011.
    07/01/2010

    IDSA Urges House to Preserve Unused Influenza Funding for Pandemic Preparedness (PDF)

    IDSA and several public health groups wrote to House Appropriations Committee leaders and urged that unspent pandemic influenza preparedness funds be maintained for their intended purposes rather than being used as an offset for the Supplemental funding bill now under consideration.
    07/13/2009

    IDSA, HIVMA Support Repeal of 20 Year-Old Ban on Needle Exchange (PDF)

    In a joint letter to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, HIVMA and IDSA expressed strong support for retaining the historic repeal of the 20 year-old ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs.

 

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