HICPAC provides advice and guidance to DHHS and CDC on infection control practices and strategies for the surveillance, prevention, and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), antimicrobial resistance, and adverse events in United States healthcare settings.


HICPAC consists of 14 voting members who are not federal employees. These experts are appointed by the Secretary of DHHS to provide advice and guidance to CDC. HICPAC voting members bring expertise in the areas of infection control, infectious diseases, healthcare epidemiology, healthcare-associated infection, and healthcare related events, health policy, health services research, public health and related fields.

In addition to the 14 voting members, HICPAC includes 6 Ex-Officio Members who represent federal agencies, and 21 non-voting representatives of liaison organizations that bring related patient safety expertise.

See the Roster page for a list of committee participants and their affiliations.


HICPAC meets up to 8 times a year at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. Meetings are open to the public and time for public comments is allotted on the agenda. See the Meeting Information page for planed meeting dates and registration information.