Clostridioides difficile State Proclamations

November Awareness 2019

November has been proclaimed Clostridioides difficile Awareness Month and it is an exciting time for fundraising and gatherings for families, clinicians, and organizations. Governors in several states honor our effort by signing proclamations declaring November to be Clostridium difficile Awareness Month in their states. These proclamations are available to you and they can be downloaded for your use.

So Far In 2019 – Proclamations have been obtained from the following states:

Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Michigan, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, West Virginia.


In 2017 and 2018  — Proclamations have been obtained for the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas,  Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia,  Idaho, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

This year our goal is to obtain proclamations in all 50 states.  Denise Graham, a Member of the C Diff Foundation, proudly leads the Clostridium difficile (C. diff., C. difficile)  State Proclamation effort. Please direct any comments or questions to Denise Graham (

We Need YOUR Help

We would appreciate those diagnosed with a C. difficile infection, or have been treated for a C.difficile infection, or have lost a loved one from C. difficile or C. difficile involvement  – to join us in drafting a letter addressed to your State Governor asking to proclaim November Clostridium difficile Infection Awareness Month:    California, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi,  Nebraska, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia,  State of Washington, West Virginia.

Please contact Denise Graham for additional information and to answer questions on how to utilize the information provided below to draft a letter to the State Governor.

Denise has developed the following documents to help you procure proclamations in your state:


PatientStateProclamationLetter   Example Letter

State-ProclomationNovember is C Difficile Awareness Month   Whereas Statements For Governors