Healthcare Associated Infections

Impact of the FY18 President’s Budget on Selected Public Health Programs

With the President’s FY 2018 budget proposal looming as a serious threat to public health, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released an issue brief on how the budget puts the nation’s health at risk,…

MMWR: Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease – United States

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease – United States.” The report…

CDC: Hunting Down Healthcare-associated Fungal Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) program fosters scientific innovation in genomic sequencing, epidemiology, and bioinformatics to transform public health and protect people from disease threats. The AMD program recently…

Promoting Patient Safety: Overcoming Challenges at the Local Level

March 12–18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, a campaign developed by the National Patient Safety Foundation to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. Broadly defined, patient safety refers to the…

Communication Toolkit: Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a toolkit to help public health departments enhance communication and coordination around healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention…