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The Policy Resource Center is the one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about SHEA’s policy priorities. Learn about the most pressing issues facing the profession today and what SHEA is doing to advance members’ and patients’ interests.

Priority Issues

A list of SHEA’s key priority issues including a summary of the problem, proposed solutions, and SHEA’s strategy for achieving the society’s goals.

Position Statements & White Papers

SHEA position statements and white papers representing the sense of the society on a variety of emerging and existing policy issues impacting healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship.

 Congressional Testimony and Correspondence 

Written outside witness testimony, letters to Congressional leaders, and media statements outlining SHEA’s recommendations for emerging legislative proposals.

Regulatory Letters and Comments

Comments submitted to federal dockets and other policy-making bodies outlining SHEA’s recommendations for emerging new regulations, quality measures, and accreditation standards. 




SHEA is an active leader and collaborator in shaping public policy for preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the spread of antibiotic resistance through antibiotic stewardship. SHEA’s advocacy educates regulators, accrediting bodies, legislators, the media, stakeholder partners, and the general public about how investments in research and public health prevention efforts are key components to improving the quality of healthcare delivery.

Why We Advocate

·         Raise awareness of SHEA members' subject matter expertise in preventing HAIs and implementing antibiotic stewardship programs

·         Collaborate with key stakeholders to amplify advocacy for improving surveillance, infection programs, emerging pathogen preparedness, and judicious antibiotic use

·         Proactively respond to the needs of policymakers in the creation of rational and evidence-based policies and public  health reporting requirements

·         Mobilize SHEA advocates through valuable and effective advocacy campaigns

·         Support SHEA members in recognition of their value and advocacy for resources 

The Policy Resource Center

SHEA advocates on behalf of healthcare epidemiologists, antibiotic stewards, infection preventionists, and research investigators for policies that improve healthcare delivery quality by incentivizing best practices that reduce the prevalence of infections and antibiotic resistance. Our priority issues include emerging legislation, federal budget and appropriations, federal regulations and interpretive guidance, and quality metrics and standards of healthcare provider accreditation organizations.

Action Center

SHEA coordinates campaigns for advocates to contact their members of Congress about important legislative issues and federal funding priorities. SHEA mobilizes advocates to support federal investments in public health prevention programs and research in best practices for delivering quality healthcare.

Advocate Training and Resources (Member's Only)

SHEA offers a suite of educational and training resources available exclusively to SHEA members. Member advocates new to grassroots advocacy or experienced grassroots advocates have access to guidance to hone their skills.