CFI is dedicated in meeting unfilled needs of patients and parents alike. Our highly enthusiastic volunteer panel of patients, parents and other volunteers continues to develop new projects designed to help their local CF community.
CFI is very active in regional CF Foundation events; from supporting fundraisers to participating in Great Strides. CFI was instrumental in Illinois' development of mandatory newborn screening for CF. In addition, Dr. Boas continues to serve on the Illinois Department of Public Health Subcommittee for Newborn Screening.
Through service on National committees such as the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Subcommittee for CF Newborn Screening, Dr. Boas has and continues to lend his voice in advocating for CF-related public policy, the development of position statements and the creation of educational opportunities for the public and health care workers.