Because primary immunodeficiency diseases are rare, chronic conditions, continuity in our programs is one of the most important aspects of the services provided by our Foundation. Individuals living with primary immunodeficiency diseases – as well as their families – need to know that these services will be available throughout their lives. They need to know they can consistently count on the Immune Deficiency Foundation.
To ensure this constancy, IDF created the Core Service Program in the spring of 2000. One of the most essential of our programs, this program includes patient assistance resources, peer support, local patient meetings, volunteer activities, medical and scientific programs, medical meetings and exhibits, advocacy efforts, and survey research.
IDF’s core services and strategic priorities are determined by an independent Board of Trustees, with input from the Medical Advisory Committee, based on the needs of patients.
Because of the Core Service Program, IDF is able to provide the educational materials and local programming to patients and families and healthcare professionals free of charge. This allows us to provide services and resources to those who need it, regardless of their ability to pay.
To continue to offer these indispensable core services to patients and medical professionals, IDF relies on the generosity of many for program funding. Our Core Service sponsors are dedicated organizations that make an enormous difference in the Foundation’s ability to plan and provide long-term programming on behalf of the primary immunodeficiency community. IDF greatly appreciates these sponsors and all others who make our mission possible.