Valley Fever Collaborative

The New Valley Fever Collaborative is Seeking Membership Applications

The Valley Fever Collaborative (VFC) is an organization that was created in 2021 within the Arizona Board of Regents’ New Economy Initiative to coordinate activities addressing the economic and public health problems that Valley fever poses to the state of Arizona and beyond.  We are now seeking interested persons to join.

The VFC exists as a commitment by the three Arizona state universities (Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona) and other collaborating organizations to address the public health and economic problem that Valley fever poses to Arizona residents, its visitors, its businesses, and other endemic regions.  The Collaborative brings together a diverse team of interested parties better manage Valley fever through:

i) education and better understanding about the disease and its origins,

ii) development of precise and rapid diagnostics,

iii) discovery and validation of therapeutics,

iv) promoting risk abatement through ecologic and vaccine strategies.

The VFC is now accepting applications from persons who wish to become members, especially those from the state universities and other collaborating organizations. The VFC itself does not have financial resources to distribute to conduct research or other activities. However, it will assist individuals in their efforts to make their own projects more competitive for funding which would be administered by their own institution. If you are interested in becoming a member of the VFC, please fill out the online application form, and we will reply to you once your application is reviewed.