Healthcare Associated Infections

JPHMP Article: Lessons in Infection Control: The Role of Local Health Departments in Prevention, Preparedness, and Response

NACCHO’s Infectious Diseases Team is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Browse the article summary below and read the full article here. The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak…

NACCHO Assessment: Certification in Infection Control: Local Impact and Strategies for Success

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a persistent and growing threat to the health of communities. To meet this threat head-on, more local health departments (LHDs) are building their capacity for HAI prevention and response. Enhancing LHD…

Call to Action: Improving Healthcare Personnel Immunization Rates

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) published an NFID Call to Action: Improving Healthcare Personnel Immunization Rates to address how to best optimize practices that will lead to improved immunization rates among healthcare personnel (HCP). The…

Brochure: CDC NCEZID Accomplishments in 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) published a brochure to highlight some of the work NCEZID and their partners carried out in 2017. The…

Winter 2018 NACCHO Exchange: Bridging Local Public Health and Healthcare

In the latest issue of NACCHO Exchange, local health departments from around the nation discuss how they are connecting public health and healthcare to improve population health. The issue includes the following articles: BUILD Health…

Webinar Recording: Local Health Department Access to the National Healthcare Safety Network

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection (HAI) tracking system. NHSN is a secure, internet-based surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that…

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…

CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: 341 Days Without a C. difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is the most common cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea in U.S. hospitals. Reducing healthcare-acquired C. difficile infections (CDIs) is a complex and evolving battle. Check out CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog…