Healthcare Associated Infections

Guidance Document: Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Combatting Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms

NACCHO is proud to announce the release of “Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Combatting Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms: Perspectives and Guidance from a National Demonstration Site Project on Engaging Local Health Departments,” a guidance document for local health…

Roundtable Report: Local Health Department Roles and Activities to Improve Infection Control, Preparedness and Response to Infectious Disease Threats

During the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) annual meeting, NACCHO hosted a roundtable session titled, “Local Health Department Roles and Activities to Improve Infection Control, Preparedness and Response to Infectious Disease Threats.” The roundtable…

New CDC Vital Signs Report Shares How to Make Healthcare Safer by Stopping the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

On August 4, CDC released a new Vital Signs report highlighting how to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance. The report includes modeling that predicts increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in…