Healthcare Associated Infections

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…

International Infection Prevention Week 2017: Local Approaches to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs have revolutionized treatment of infectious diseases. However, even at the time of discovery, Fleming himself cautioned that resistance was a…