View the follow documents to read about how PIDS is actively advocate through federal legislation to improve pediatric infectious diseases awareness. 

STAAR Sign On Letter




American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Vaccine Studies: Examine the Evidence

Vaccine Studies: Examine the Evidence is a fact sheet produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that lists studies on vaccine safety, particulary in relation to autism.

Immunization Action Coalition

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. IAC’s site provides free informational handouts and Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) published in the United States.

National Network for Immunization Information Update

Immunization Newsbriefs are a service provided by the National Network for Immunization Information Update (NNii), providing weekly summaries of recent articles about vaccines in the news media.

Vaccinate Your Baby

Vaccinate Your Baby is an awareness campaign that was launched by Every Child By Two. The site features news and information for parents who wish to learn about immunization and how best to protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Do Vaccines Cause That?

Do Vaccines Cause That? is a book written by Martin Myers, MD and Diego Pineda, M.S. The book is a guide designed to help evaluate vaccine safety concerns.

Hepatitis A, B and C Prevention Programs

Hepatitis A, B and C Prevention Programs showcases programs across the United States that work to prevent hepatitis A, B or C in people who are at risk for infection. The site also features general information on hepatitis B and hepatitis A vaccination, special topics related to viral hepatitis and links to other organization and resources.

Shot by Shot

Shot by Shot: Stories of Vaccine Preventable Diseases is a collection of stories from people who have been touched by vaccine-preventable diseases.  Shot by Shot's storybank of real-life stories, told by survivors, family members, friends, and health care providers, brings first-hand experiences to new generations.

Virtual Mentor

Virtual Mentor is a bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association.

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

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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