Category: Acute/Long-term Care Settings

Eight Ways Health Department Leaders Can Support Effective HAI/AR Programs to Advance Prevention Efforts in their Community

How to Support HAI/AR Programs

State and territorial health agency (S/THA) Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) programs play a critical role in spearheading prevention, detection, and outbreak response in their communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, HAI/AR programs led and supported healthcare infection prevention and control activities to help keep the public safe. Several significant federal investments have been made Read More >

Posted on by Authors: Elizabeth Mothershed, M.S., Deputy Associate Director of State Strategy, DHQP, and Monica Payne M.S., Health Communications Specialist, DHQP, CDC2 CommentsTags ,

Germs Lead the Way: Exploring Microbial Ecology to Elevate the Fight Against Antimicrobial-resistant Healthcare-associated Infections

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Three to four billion years ago, microbes (germs) were the first life on earth. They have thrived for millions of years longer than humans have existed. Much like humans, microbes have complex social and physical communities and are always evolving. These microbial communities are home to helpful germs and pathogens (harmful germs). Better understanding the Read More >

Posted on by Melia Haile, Christopher Elkins, Cliff McDonald, Alison Laufer Halpin, Mihnea Mangalea, and Lacey Avery6 CommentsTags , , , , , , ,