Infectious Disease

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…

Infectious Disease Preparedness: Reflections from CDC’s Pandemic Flu Exercise

On September 12-14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a pandemic influenza functional exercise in response to a fictional influenza pandemic with federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners. The National Association of…

Presentation: Improving HPV Immunization Coverage with NIPA

Through four consecutive cohorts, the National Immunization Partnership with the APA (NIPA) HPV Immunization Learning Collaborative has proven an effective model for improving HPV vaccination rates. Local health departments, pediatric and family medicine practices, and other immunization…

CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Florence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, September 12 to coordinate 24/7 all CDC activities for public health needs before, during, and after Hurricane Florence, including the…

Tips for Optimizing Practice Management: Flu Vaccination Programs at OB-GYN Practices

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a new resource, Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programs: Tips for Optimizing Practice Management, which provides tips to help optimize flu immunization programs in obstetric–gynecologic practices. An obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) plays a…