IDSA is encouraged by today’s announcement from the Biden Administration on the allocation of more than $2 billion of American Rescue Plan funds to support infection prevention and efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance.
IDSA has expressed support for several proposed revisions to The Joint Commission’s antibiotic stewardship requirements for hospitals, while also providing additional recommendations to ensure the changes align with the Society’s strategic priorities.
IDSA submits comments to CMS advocating for better pay for ID physicians and provides comments on the Quality Payment Program and other issues of importance to ID physicians.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association support universal removal of the slur “red man syndrome” and recommends replacing it with “vancomycin infusion reaction,” a term that emphasizes pathophysiology over visual appearance on skin.
IDSA supports President Biden’s multi-pronged approach to boost vaccination rates and strengthen our COVID-19 response. With COVID-19 cases on the rise and health systems stretched to capacity, it is imperative to public health and safety that eligible people get vaccinated.