CDC Releases 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report. This report shows year-to-year progress on the prevention of key healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to help highlight progress as well as target areas that need improvement. For the first time, this report will be made available in CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas, providing open and interactive data about HAIs reported to CDC through CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network. This tool allows users to filter the data by geographical area (national and state) and event type. The State HAI Progress Report publishes annual state-level progress toward the prevention of six of the most common – and most preventable – HAIs:  CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, MRSA, CDI, and ventilator-associated events (VAE).

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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