Emerging Legislation & Regulations

Congressional Testimony & Correspondence

SHEA leaders inform public policy by providing congressional testimony and correspondence before federal government agencies and Congressional committees. This section includes copies of those documents, which SHEA has sent or joined on.

  • APIC/SHEA COVID Data Collection Letter

    Authors: APIC, SHEA
    Date Published: July 21, 2020

    A July 16 letter on behalf of SHEA and APIC to Vice President Mike Pence, Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar emphasizing the importance of using NSHN for reporting COVID-19 data.

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  • SHEA, APIC & SIDP Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations

    Authors: SHEA, APIC, SIDP
    Date Published: March 23, 2020

    SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC and SIDP to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This includes SHEA, APIC, and SIDP federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance.

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  • SHEA & APIC Testimony U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations

    Author: SHEA, APIC
    Date Published: June 03, 2019

    SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This includes SHEA and APIC federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance.

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  • SHEA & APIC Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations
    SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This includes SHEA and APIC federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance.
  • SHEA & APIC Testimony U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations
    SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This includes SHEA and APIC federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance.
  • SHEA & APIC Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations
    SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This includes SHEA and APIC federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance.
  • SHEA & APIC testimony U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations
    SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This includes SHEA and APIC federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance.
  • SHEA & APIC testimony U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations

    Author: SHEA, APIC
    Date Published: April 15, 2016

    SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This includes SHEA and APIC federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance.

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  • Testimony to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations for HHS
    Testimony of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in support of the Federal budget related to federal efforts to detect dangerous infectious diseases, protect the American public from preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and address the rapidly growing threat of antibiotic resistance (AR).
  • SHEA testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Hearing for “US Government Response: Fighting Ebola and Protecting America”
    SHEA submitted testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations for the Hearing on US Government Response: Fighting Ebola and Protecting America outlining our support for additional funds to address Ebola needs.
  • SHEA/APIC testimony to House Appropriations Committee on FY 2015 federal funding priorities
    SHEA submitted joint testimony with APIC to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health outlining our FY 2015 federal funding priorities related to HAI prevention/research and antimicrobial resistance.

Regulatory Letters & Comments

SHEA expertise is routinely sought by regulatory and legislative entities. This section showcases regulatory letters and comments.

  • Docket ID: HHS-OS-2020-0016-0001; Recommendation to Suspend the Use of Quality Performance Program HAI assessments for the second half of 2020
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