National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination

Resource Location: https://health.gov/our-work/health-care-quality/health-care-associated-infections/national-hai-action-plan

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

In recognition of health care-associated infections (HAIs) as an important public health and patient safety issue, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened the Federal Steering Committee for the Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections (originally called the HHS Steering Committee, but was changed to reflect the addition of agencies outside of HHS). The Steering Committee’s charge is to coordinate and maximize the efficiency of prevention efforts across the federal government. Members of the Steering Committee include clinicians, scientists, and public health leaders representing:

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Focus Area: CAUTI, CLABSI, C. difficile / Antimicrobial Stewardship / MDRO, Ventilator Associated Events, Surgical Site Infections, GENERAL Infection Control