DOMAIN 3

Inform and educate about public health issues and functions
Standard 3.1: Provide health education and health promotion policies, programs, processes, and interventions to support prevention and wellness

PHAB Measures

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.1.1:

(All) Information provided to the public on protecting their health

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

HAI/AR Programs develop communications materials on HAI/AR prevention practices, antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use, hand hygiene, injection safety, sepsis prevention, and other aspects infection control in healthcare that are tailored to patients, families and the public.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: HDs provide information to the public on health risks, health behaviors, disease prevention, and wellness. HDs should consult with the target audience

(S) for input on messaging and also coordinate with other partners for clarity and unified messaging.

Opportunity: HAI/AR Programs can serve as a source for examples of materials and documentation that demonstrate aligned messaging with other public health and healthcare partners that are tailored specifically to patients and the public about preventing infections and using antibiotics wisely in healthcare.

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.1.2:

(All) Health promotion strategies to mitigate preventable health conditions

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

HAI/AR Programs develop and foster strategic partnerships and communications strategies to promote evidence based HAI/AR policies and practices, promote CDC guidelines for preventing HAI/AR, and work to improve antibiotic use across healthcare and in the community.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: The HD must provide two examples of effort toward health promotion strategies (from 2 different program areas) that are implemented with partners/stakeholders. These efforts must be linked to priorities in the health improvement plan, be evidence-based, and use social marketing methods.

Opportunity: If there are HAI/AR efforts included as priorities in the health improvement plan, these could be considered as an example.

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.1.3:

(All) Efforts to specifically address factors that contribute to specific populations’ higher health risks and poor health outcomes

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a

Standard 3.2: Provide information on public health issues and public health functions through multiple methods to a variety of audiences.

PHAB Measures

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.2.1:

(All) Information on public health mission, roles, processes, programs, and interventions to improve the public’s health provided to the public

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.2.2:

(All) Organizational branding strategy

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.2.3:

(All) Communication procedures to provide information outside the HD

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

n/a

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

n/a

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.2.4:

(All) Risk communication plan

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

The goals of the HAI/AR Program are to advance the detection, response, containment and prevention of HAI/AR risks in order to protect patients and healthcare personnel and promote safety, quality, and value in national healthcare delivery systems. Outcomes include increased public awareness of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease risks and protective action.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: A risk communication plan details the communications and media protocols the HD will follow during a crisis or emergency.

Opportunity: While program examples are not being sought, HAI/AR issues may require use or dependence on a risk communication plan and Program staff should be aware of the risk communication plan, policies and procedures in place.

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.2.5:

(All) Information available to the public through a variety of methods

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

CDC’s public website includes information on HAI/AR threats, surveillance programs and prevention guidance. Many state and local public websites have jurisdiction specific information about HAI/AR programs, HAI/AR threats and disease reporting, and prevention tools and guidance. Or link to CDC’s public website for this information.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: HDs must use a variety of communication methods, including a website, to provide information to different target audiences and the public at large. This should include information about program activities including infectious disease and can also link to CDC and other public health-related agencies, as appropriate.

Opportunity: If the HD website includes materials on HAI or AR for purposes of informing the public about communicable diseases and/or environmental health issues this may partially support this measure for a HD. Providing links to state/Federal sites, such as CDC, for additional information may also support this measure.

PHAB Measures

Measure 3.2.6:

(All) Accessible, accurate actionable and current information provided in culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate formats for target populations served by the HD

HAI/AR Specific Programs or Activities

HAI/AR Programs support state, local, tribal, and territorial HAI/AR programs and activities and may distribute or link to CDC communication materials that are provided in culturally sensitive formats and in several languages.

Opportunities / Considerations For Connections Between HAI/AR and Accreditation

Context: Public information must be understandable and usable by the target audience and accessible to all audiences in the jurisdiction served. This measure includes the requirement for two program examples of materials distributed that are culturally appropriate, in other languages, at low reading level and/or address a specific population that may have difficult with the receipt or understanding of public health communications.

Opportunity: If HAI/AR Programs provide educational and communication materials to the public in a manner which meets the needs of special populations such as low literacy, hard of hearing, or non-English speakers, they may be appropriate to use as documentation for this measure.