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Template for State Healthcare Associated Infections Plans   [open pdf - 213KB]

"In response to the increasing concerns about the public health impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed an Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (HHS Action Plan). The HHS Action Plan includes recommendations for surveillance, research, communication and metrics for measuring progress towards national goals. […] In a concurrent development, the 2009 Omnibus bill requires states receiving Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant funds to certify that they will submit a plan to reduce HAIs to the Secretary of Health and Human Services not later than January 1, 2010. In order to assist states in responding within the short timeline required by that language and to facilitate coordination with national HAI prevention efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has drafted a template to assist state planning efforts in the prevention of HAIs. This template will help to ensure progress towards national prevention targets as described in the HHS Action Plan, wherein CDC is leading the implementation of recommendations on National Prevention Targets and Metrics and the implementation of priority prevention recommendations, while allowing flexibility to tailor the plan to each state's specific needs."

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