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.
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