CDC has announced a new effort by the C Diff Foundation ( http://cdifffoundation.org/ ) to provide support to C. diff patients. Clostridium difficile infections can be traumatic and lengthy, and they affect hundreds of thousands of people each year. To help alleviate the distress that often comes with the diagnosis, the C Diff Foundation has launched a nationwide support program, giving patients and their families the opportunity to talk with others who have dealt with these life-threatening infections. Evidence shows that people who take advantage of support groups have a better ability to cope and adapt to life during and after C. diff treatment. For details see http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/2015/12/10/c-diff-foundation-launches-patient-family-support-program/ .