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FY2014 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) HAI-Funded Activities

State Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Infrastructure is the coordination and implementation of HAI prevention activities within the state, facilitation of the state multidisciplinary advisory group on HAIs, and implementation and reporting on progress of the state HAI plan.

Antimicrobial Stewardship activity supports health departments to develop plans and implement activities that build the capacity and actions of health care facilities and providers in their jurisdiction to implement a coordinated, sustainable approach to optimize antimicrobial prescribing.

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) activity supports state health departments to create partnerships among healthcare facilities sharing a population of patients to prevent and reduce the burden of CDI within a community through improved identification and communication of CDI events during transitions of care.

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) activity supports grantees in developing a comprehensive CRE prevention program that utilize a regional approach to preventing transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms. This will require building epidemiologic and laboratory capacity at the state and local level for detection, investigation, and prevention of CRE to enable future public health response to emerging multidrug-resistant organisms.   

Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Data Validation activity builds and sustains health department programs’ ability to ensure the quality of healthcare-associated infection data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Hemodialysis BSI activity improves infection control practices and reduces infections in outpatient hemodialysis centers.

Injection Safety activity promotes the implementation of safe injection practices among healthcare providers through education, training, and other means.  The CDC-led Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) collaborates with health departments and other partners to achieve this goal.

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