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Category: ARRA

One State, One Year: Arizona’s Progress toward HAI Prevention

Guest author – Jessica Rigler, MPH, CHES Healthcare-associated Infections Coordinator Arizona Department of Health Services In September 2009, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) received funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to develop infrastructure to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and create a new HAI Coordinator position. As the Arizona HAI Coordinator, Read More >

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First anniversary of the Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) Recovery Act Program

Author – Joni Young, MS CDC’s Healthcare-associated Infections Recovery Act Program Coordinator  Just over a year ago, I was putting together a team of public health analysts to support state health department healthcare-associated infection prevention programs. We had $40M in grants, 51 new grantees, and 28 months to accomplish what some would say is impossible Read More >

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Data for Action: Tracking Infections

CDC’s Dr. Scott Fridkin Deputy Chief of DHQP’s Surveillance Branch Author of Today’s State-Specific Healthcare-Associated Infections Report As you may know, CDC captures and regularly releases national healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data through our National Healthcare Safety Network, a system that monitors infections at 2,800-plus healthcare facilities across the nation. Most recently, though, the NHSN team Read More >

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