DOMAIN 10

Contribute to and apply the evidence base of public health
Standard 10.1: Identify and use the best available evidence for making informed public health practice decisions

PHAB Measures

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

PHAB Measures

Measure 10.1.1:

(All) Applicable evidence-based and/or promising practices identified and used when implementing new or revised processes, programs, and/or interventions

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

HAI/AR Programs are expected to use CDC HAI/AR infection detection and prevention guidelines or evidence based science to drive public health action, implement and evaluate epidemiologic public health practice and prevention and control strategies.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: HDs must provide 2 examples of evidence-based or promising practices in a public health process, program or intervention, that have occurred in the past 3 years and come from 2 different program areas.

Opportunity: HAI/AR Programs may provide documentation of HAI/AR information and evidence-based or promising practices used.

PHAB Measures

Measure 10.1.2:

(ST) Fostered innovation in practice and research

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

HAI/AR Programs are expected to collaborate with local HDs, academic institutions, federal agencies, and public health and clinical laboratories on HAI and AR research and incorporate findings and best practices. Programs are encouraged to collaborate with healthcare facilities to improve infection control and prevention practice and with the academic partners and CDC’s Prevention Epicenters and EIPs to develop and evaluate HAI interventions and best practices.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: HDs are expected to have relationships with academic centers/institutes and engage in the work of the research community.

Opportunity: HAI/AR Programs may have formal or working (informal) relationships (e.g., pilot studies, proof of concept approaches) with academic institutions or research centers.

Standard 10.2: Promote understanding and use of the current body of research results, evaluations, and evidence-based practices with appropriate audiences

PHAB Measures

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

PHAB Measures

Measure 10.2.1:

(All) Protection of human subjects when the HD is involved in or supports research activities

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

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Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

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PHAB Measures

Measure 10.2.2:

(All) Access to expertise to analyze current research and its public health implications

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

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Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

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PHAB Measures

Measure 10.2.3:

(All) Communicated research findings, including public health implications

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

HAI/AR Programs are expected to collaborate with local HDs, academic institutions, other federal agencies, and public health and clinical laboratories on HAI/AR research and communicate findings and best practices. HAI/AR Programs are encouraged to collaborate with the academic partners and CDC’s Prevention Epicenters and Emerging Infections Programs to develop and evaluate HAI interventions and best practices and communicate evidence based science to the public health, healthcare and public audiences.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: HDs must provide 2 examples of communication, conveying research findings and their implications to stakeholders, LHDs, public health system partners, etc. – can be by report, presentation, webinar, etc.

Opportunity: HAI/AR Programs may contribute to this measure by sharing documentation of reports or publications via email, presentation or webinar that present data or research findings from academic partners or other research that indicate findings that might affect public health.

PHAB Measures

Measure 10.2.4:

(S) Consultation or technical assistance provided to Tribal and local HDs and other public health system partners in applying relevant research results, evidence based and/or promising practices

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

HAI/AR Programs are encouraged to share knowledge, best practices and provide technical assistance to local/tribal partners/stakeholders on evidence-based HAI and AR prevention science and implementation best practices.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: HDs must provide 2 examples of providing TA to local HDs or stakeholders/public health system partners in the application of research or evidence based/promising practices.

Opportunity: HAI/AR Programs may provide documentation of assistance in implementing HAI/AR prevention practices. This may include promoting evidence-based antibiotic stewardship interventions or implementation of CDC-recommended infection control and antibiotic stewardship strategies.