PLF believes that patient and citizen advocacy — combined with efforts by public health experts, healthcare workers, and facility administrators — is the key to reversing the tide of harm caused by CDIs. The goal of the Inaugural C. diff Advocates Summit is to prepare 25 powerful advocates to engage in building a nationwide C. diff awareness movement by educating the public, empowering fellow advocates, and playing a role in shaping state and federal policy.
Over two days, PLF will provide training and knowledge to 25 advocates – both those who’ve suffered CDI directly and through loved ones – on a range of subjects including speaking to the press; citizen lobbying at the state and federal level; engaging doctors, healthcare workers, and administrators; serving on state and facility healthcare associated infections committees; providing patient perspectives to quality improvement organizations; and providing emotional support to current sufferers and caregivers.
Space is limited. You can view our proposed agenda here: PLF C. diff Advocates Summit Agenda. To apply please fill out our Advocates Council Application by Monday, August 10, and we will contact you shortly.
2015 Summit Sponsors
Alliance for Aging Research
Consumers Union Safe Patient Project
Fecal Transplant Foundation
Infectious Disease Society of America
Pew Charitable Trust
PULSE of New York