How does membership in the CIDRAP Leadership Forum work?

CIDRAP offers a variety of benefits to CLF members, including the following:

Emerging Situation Intelligence CALLS

Interactive conference calls led by CIDRAP Director Michael T. Osterholm, arranged when threats emerge or escalate suddenly. These rapid response calls, held under the Chatham House Rule, provide real-time situation updates and immediate opportunities to seek candid and authoritative answers to questions needed to inform key business decisions. (Scheduled as warranted)
-All members-


Private phone consultations with CIDRAP Director Michael T. Osterholm and CIDRAP staff. During an unfolding crisis, having guaranteed access to CIDRAP’s director and team ensures CLF member organizations have the best possible intelligence for making critical decisions. Additionally, one-on-one consultations provide each member organization a confidential venue to share sensitive information regarding past performance, current challenges, and assumptions underlying plans (or lack thereof) for future preparedness and response. (Up to four consultations per year, scheduled at member’s request)
-EXECUTIVE members 

Infectious Disease BRIEFINGS

Bimonthly one-hour Webinars that provide comprehensive situation updates on specific disease threats that CIDRAP is tracking and offer time for members to seek answers to specific questions. (Scheduled months in advance)
- All members –

Decision-Point DIALOGUES

Interactive topical Webinars hosted during non-crisis periods to inform key organizational decisions on such issues as stockpiling antiviral medication and evaluating travel policies during outbreaks. Held under the Chatham House Rule, Decision-Point Dialogues provide an opportunity to hear from experts and exchange ideas with peers. CIDRAP may at times query members regarding issues where the business voice is missing and where CIDRAP is positioned to influence national or international public health policies that affect the private sector. (Arranged periodically)
- All members –


An opportunity to meet face to face with CLF members and CIDRAP infectious disease and public health experts in a relaxed professional setting. The annual meeting provides a venue for a deeper dive into emerging infectious disease threats and organizational preparedness issues; benchmarking best practices; and examining strategies for ensuring the private-sector voice is heard and makes a difference. (Hosted in the fall)
- All members –


Curated daily news email with selected infectious disease news stories, as to ensure access to timely and relevant intelligence. (Daily)
-EXECUTIVE members 


Periodic emails that call attention to noteworthy reports, studies, and news items. (Sent as warranted)
- All members –


Acknowledgement on the CIDRAP Web site and in CLF Annual Meeting materials. (Maintained on calendar year basis)
- All members -

CLF benefits

Membership Levels

The CIDRAP Leadership Forum (CLF) offers a variety of benefits to CLF members . The are currently two levels of CLF membership which ensure that organizations of all sizes can connect to the intelligence they need when infectious disease threats emerge.

EXECUTIVE Level Membership

  • Designed for multinational organizations, typically with a large base of employees, and non-governmental organizations with global health, humanitarian, and development missions that operate in regions where emerging infectious disease threats are high.
  • Executive member organizations are in such industries as pharmaceuticals, health services delivery, financial services, medical devices, energy, critical infrastructure, transportation, logistics, large-scale manufacturing, international hospitality, and legal services.
  • Executive member organizations are ones that seek private consultation to ensure large investments in preparedness and response are built on current authoritative intelligence.


PARTNER Level Membership

  • Designed for growing businesses and professional organizations that need real-time access to the most reliable infectious disease available to inform critical decisions that must be made with confidence.
  • Partner member organizations may have operations that supply product or services to large multinational firms or are professional associations that represent multinational, medium, and smaller firms whose employees work in industries and regions where emerging infectious diseases pose a threat to people and operations.
  • Partner-level members benefit from opportunities to direct pertinent questions to CIDRAP infectious disease experts, hear what concerns other organizations are addressing, and network with CLF members from a wide variety of sectors.

How can I get additional information?

Please contact Carlos R. Cruz at (612) 626-7694 /