Welcome to our new website! Much like the Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF) that it represents, this new site has been a labor of love. Throughout its development, we’ve aimed for it to be THE online destination for people with clostridium difficile infection (CDI) as well as interested healthcare professionals, policymakers and advocates. Our namesake (and my mother) Peggy was a kindergarten teacher who believed deeply that knowledge is power. In her memory, we have designed a site that provides information on all aspects of CDIs, from risk factors, to treatment options to federal and state policy, and the tools and resources advocates need to help PLF turn the tide of this epidemic which claims the lives of 29,000 Americans every year.
On this site we have built and curated an array of information, tools and sources for people with CDI, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, public health officials, policymakers, and CDI advocates. Please check out the following sections to get a sense of the new site’s breadth and power:
- For Patients & Families has all the information we wish we had when our mother was first sick with C. diff, including resources for the patient and caregiver
- For Healthcare Professionals outlines the various resources that PLF and other organizations have for physicians and other HCPs who want to engage sufferers and survivors, including the top C. diff Myths that often hinder timely diagnosis and effective treatment
- For Advocates contains all the information, tools and resources you need to take action and join our movement to fight C. diff right now
- In Your State is a powerful database of state regulations, infection rates, clinical trial sites and local CDI and patient safety advocates
- C. diff Stories contains tales from CDI survivors and the families of those we’ve lost
- Our About C. diff section provides the basics of CDI prevalence and risk factors as well as why the public should care about C. diff infections and what can be done
- About PLF tells the story of our namesake, profiles our leadership, outlines our strategic plan and accomplishments and contains our blog
We are very proud of this new site, and believe that it will be the online destination for everyone who cares about working toward a world were C. diff is rare, treatable and survivable. We want to thank everyone who has helped make this site a reality, including our National Advisory Council who lent their expertise and gave feedback throughout its development; Lisa Neudecker, who provided a critical patient’s eye to early versions; Dr. Bruce Hirsch and Dr. Gerard Honig, who reviewed content to ensure its medical accuracy; AOI Communications, who drafted content for many sections; Erik Satre, for building our old website, which served us well for 5 years; and, of course, Van West Media, our long-time web marketing and development firm, who took our vision for this site and made it a reality.