PIDS advocacy endeavors include working closely with our sister organizations to improve children's health.  Pediatric Infectious Disease medical professionals, researchers, and health advocates are integral in these partnerships.  Partnerships can enhance community engagement in projects, increase community awareness of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases issues being addressed, and establish a framework for the continued support of research initiatives and services that support pediatric infectious diseases endeavors.

Advocacy News

Find out more about PIDS' position on issues impacting researchers, medical professionals, and families. View the following documents to read about how PIDS is actively advocating through federal legislation to improve pediatric infectious diseases awareness. 

STAAR Sign On Letter




S-FAR ASH Giroir Introduction

S-FAR Azar Introduction

Redfield S-FAR Introduction


FY19 Letter to Appropriators

Schako_045 Spreadsheet

PIDS Position on Non-Medical Immunization Exemptions

Customs and Border Patrol’s Flu Vaccine Policy Breaches Basic Public Health Tenet

HIV Status Has No Place in Border Patrol Policy

Request to Expedite Penicillin Allergy Regeant Kit

PIDS, IDSA, SHEA, and SIDP WHO Joint Statement

PIDS and IDSA Statement on Authorizing State Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer Vaccines

Advocacy Resources

From families to healthcare professionals — PIDS advocates have been at the heart of our nation’s greatest advances for pediatric infectious diseases. Learn how you can be an advocate for pediatric infectious diseases research advancement by contacting the PIDS Headquarters office (