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November 2014
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Urges Boost in Funding for Public Health Agencies in FY 2016 Budget
Ahead of the president’s budget request for the 2016 fiscal year (FY), IDSA urged the Obama administration to push for stronger funding for public health agencies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and other agencies have seen dramatic funding reductions in recent years, and increases in overall funding levels will be necessary to maintain and promote excellence in patient care, prevention, public health, education, and research in ID, the Society explained in a September letter (PDF) to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. The president’s budget request, which is generally released in February, serves as the beginning of the annual appropriations process on Capitol Hill.

IDSA and HIVMA also encouraged members to contact Congress this fall and urge their representatives to complete the appropriations process for FY 2015 to prevent new funding cuts from taking effect.  Congress will return from recess this month to continue work on the FY 2015 spending bills. One of two conclusions to the FY 2015 appropriations process is likely: Congress may pass a yearlong continuing resolution that flat funds the government through October, or Congress may package the spending bills together into a single measure that sets priorities among agencies and programs. IDSA calls on Congress to take the latter path, so that ID programs can be provided necessary funding increases.

Learn more about IDSA’s advocacy efforts and how you can help by visiting the new online advocacy center. Consider joining the IDSA/HIVMA Membership Advocacy Program (MAP) (log in required). MAP members support the Society’s advocacy work by contacting members of Congress or talking to the media about ID priorities.

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