ASM is committed to advocating for public policies that are rooted in science. We recognize the essential role of the microbial sciences in helping to address humanity’s most daunting – and evolving – challenges. As a core part of its mission, ASM leads, collaborates and galvanizes scientists, stakeholders and the public to advance the field through evidence-based public policy.

ASM Policy Framework

  • Nov. 19, 2019 | Policy Statement
ASM leads, collaborates and galvanizes scientists, stakeholders and the public to advance the field through evidence-based public policies rooted in science.

The Universal Traits of Effective Science Advocates

  • Dec. 8, 2021 | Article
Regardless of where in the world one is advocating, interactions with policymakers rely on shared interest in science policy, clear messaging, patience in the process and a high level of organization.

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ASM is making it easy and providing opportunities for members to advocate for evidence-based scientific policy. 

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