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.

Federal Science and Public Health Funding Page

  • Feb. 16, 2022 | Policy Statement
Explore proposed changes to science funding in the President's 2023 budget request across science and health agencies.

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.

ASM Action Center

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

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