Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
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May 5, 2014
- Three years after Connecticut began requiring flu vaccination for children in licensed child care, flu-related hospitalizations of preschool-aged children decreased 12%.
- The Public Health Foundation is testing a Public Health Antibiotic Stewardship Driver Diagram in Maine, Connecticut, and Independence, Missouri, to help public and clinical health care work together to reduce antibiotic-resistant infections. California, Georgia, Indiana [PDF 391KB], and Minnesota, among other states, also have antibiotic stewardship resources.
March 14, 2012
- Illinois hospitals collaborated [PDF-552KB] to reduce Clostridium difficile infections 15% to 26%; one strategy included engaging environmental service workers.
- Massachusetts' CDI Prevention Collaborative [PDF-547KB] reduced Clostridium difficile infections 25% by empowering frontline hospital staff on multidisciplinary teams.
- New York's Clostridium difficile Collaborative saves millions in hospital costs [PDF-676KB] using an evidence-based infection prevention bundle and standardized environmental cleaning protocols.
October 26, 2011
- New York decreased statewide surgical site infections [PDF-6MB] by 15% between 2007 and 2010.
- Several states, including Tennessee and California, require healthcare facilities to report data to the National Healthcare Safety Network to address the issue of central line-associated bloodstream infections.
- To prevent emerging infections from taking hold in their hospitals, Wisconsin healthcare facilities now report CRE, a drug-resistant infection.
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- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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