The One & Only Campaign
The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices.
Since 1999, more than 125,000 patients in the United States have been notified of potential exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV due to unsafe injection practices. Many of these incidents involved healthcare providers reusing syringes, resulting in contamination of medication vials or containers which were used then on subsequent patients.
The goal of the One & Only Campaign is to ensure that every injection administered to patients is safe. The Campaign aims to empower patients to ask questions and re-educate healthcare providers regarding safe injection practices.
CDC is currently supporting three state health departments (North Carolina, New Jersey, and New York) that received funding to strategically disseminate One & Only Campaign materials and educational messages.
Please visit their state pages on the One & Only Campaign Web Page to learn more about their specific activities:
These materials are intended to be placed in patient waiting areas, staff lounges, and anywhere that patients and healthcare providers might view them.
Go to CDC-INFO on Demand to order publications
On the CDC-INFO on Demand Publications page, select 'Injection Safety - One & Only Campaign' as the topic in the Programs dropdown box and click “Go”.
Healthcare Provider Toolkit
The Safe Injection Practices video for healthcare providers is designed to remind healthcare providers to consistently utilize basic, evidence-based, common sense precautions to protect patients and themselves
1 Needle + 1 Syringe + 1 Time = 0 Infections
One & Only Campaign Logo
Single-dose, Multi-dose Vial
Pocket Card with Injection Safety Guidelines
- FAQs Regarding Safe Practices for Medical Injections
Note: this is a formatted version of the FAQs on the Injection Safety Website.
- Smartphone Activity