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	Tennessee infographic showing hai progress

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Funding Information

  • One of 10 state health departments in the Emerging Infections Programs (EIP) network
  • 2016 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) funding amount: $4,487,315
    • Activities: Educational Efforts to Promote Appropriate Antibiotic Use; HAI Detection and Response Infrastructure; Coordinated Prevention; Data Validation; Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Laboratory Capacity; and Antimicrobial Resistance Regional Laboratory Network (see ELC HAI-funded Activities for more information)
  • 2015 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) funding amount:  $748,207
    • Activities: HAI Prevention Infrastructure, Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Prevention Program, Data Validation, and Hemodialysis BSI
  • 2015 ELC domestic Ebola supplement: Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) Program
    • Infection Control Assessment Program: $484,657
    • Targeted Infection Prevention: $1,759,091
  • 2014 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) funding amount: $737,694
    • Activities: HAI Prevention Infrastructure, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), Data Validation, and Hemodialysis BSI 
  • 2013 Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding amount: $104,142
    • Activity: HAI Prevention Infrastructure
  • From 2009-2012 Tennessee received funding to build HAI infrastructure, conduct surveillance, and engage in prevention activities

State plan to address healthcare-associated infections [PDF - 152 KB]

State HAI reports

State Contact

Marion Kainer MD MPH FRACP FSHEA
Director, Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program
Tennessee Department of Health
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower, 3rd floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Tel: 615-741-7247
Fax: 615-741-3857

marion.kainer@tn.gov

hai.health@tn.gov

Tennessee Department of Health - Healthcare-associated Infections

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