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What Can We Do to Prevent HAI?

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a public health threat requiring coordinated action.  Local public health agencies and other partners all have a role in HAI prevention.  The HAI Program is committed to preparing for public health threats and HAI outbreaks by providing information to assist partners, highlighting our HAI prevention initiatives, and offering opportunities for collaboration and education.  We welcome partnerships with local public health departments and other organizations, groups and individuals.

LHD are encouraged to contact the HAI Program for infection prevention inquiries, including:

  • Current infection prevention education and training resources
  • Questions about infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Conducting onsite infection prevention assessments in your jurisdiction’s healthcare facilities
  • Participation in statewide or regional HAI/antimicrobial resistance (AR) prevention collaboratives
  • Assistance with investigation and response to unusual infectious disease occurrences and outbreaks that occur in healthcare facilities and other congregate settings in your jurisdiction

How to reach us:
For HAI/IP questions, email: HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov
For COVID-related questions, email: covHAI@cdph.ca.gov
You may also contact your county's HAI Liaison Infection Preventionist

Investigation Quicksheets

Candida auris (PDF)

Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (PDF)

Clostridioides difficile (PDF)

Healthcare-associated Acute Viral Hepatitis (PDF)

Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' Disease (PDF)

Investigations of Healthcare-Associated Infection Webinar Series

Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' Disease slides (PDF)

Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' Disease Webinar Recording - must have Media Player

Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae slides (PDF)

Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae Webinar Recording - must have Media Player

Acute Viral Hepatitis with Healthcare Exposures slides (PDF)

Acute Viral Hepatitis with Healthcare Exposures Webinar Recording - must have Media Player

Clostridium difficile Infection  slides (PDF)

Clostridium difficile Webinar Recording - must have Media Player

 

For a transcript of the webinar recordings, email HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov

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