NACCHO Endorses New Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Healthcare epidemiologists play a key role in emergency preparedness and response. To support this role, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released an expert guidance document for hospitals to use in preparing for and containing outbreaks.

Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the guide details the role of the healthcare epidemiologist as an expert and leader supporting hospitals in preparing for, stopping, and recovering from infectious diseases crises. NACCHO endorses this new guidance and considers it an important step toward developing resources that bridge healthcare and public health in better preventing, controlling, and responding to infectious disease outbreaks that impact healthcare settings.

Check out the guidance and view the press release to learn more.

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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