Healthcare Associated Infections

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…

CDC Study: Opportunities to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in All Outpatient Settings

The Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine has released a new study which shows that healthcare professionals in all outpatient settings unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for respiratory illnesses like the common cold and bronchitis. According…

NEW! NACCHO Video Highlights the Role of LHDs in Combatting HAIs

NACCHO is pleased to announce the release of its new video, The Role of Local Health Departments in Combatting Healthcare-Associated Infections. Check out the video below and for more resources, look to NACCHO’s newly updated Healthcare-Associated…

Webinar Recording: Introduction to Social Network Analysis: Broad Overview and a Demonstration of a Novice’s Guide Using R Statnet

On June 28, NACCHO hosted a webinar on conducting social network analyses–what they look like and how they can be applied. Webinar participants were also led through an explanation and live demonstration of a recently…

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…