Priority Issues

The following is 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.

  • COVID-19 PPE Shortages

    SHEA is calling on President Trump to use the full authority afforded under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to expand domestic production capacity of urgently needed personal protective equipment. (read more)

  • Modernizing Public Health Data

    SHEA supports legislation that would authorize $100 million over ten years to modernize the nation’s antiquated public health IT and data management systems. (read more)

  • Preventing the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance

    SHEA urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to finalize the proposed Condition of Participation rule that would require all inpatient acute care hospitals to implement antibiotic stewardship programs. (read more)

  • National Healthcare Safety Network

    SHEA urges Congress to increase funding for the National Healthcare Safety Network by 8% to $22.75 million in FY2020 and beyond.

  • Prevention and Public Health Fund

    SHEA urges Congress to restore funding to the Prevention and Public Health Fund to the originally authorized funding level of $2 billion dollars in FY 2020 and beyond.

  • Research Investments to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

    SHEA advocates strongly for federal investments in research for preventing HAIs. SHEA also encourages appropriate funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and funding for CDC grants for Prevention Epicenters.

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