The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has partnered with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to create the Partnership in Prevention Award.
The award will highlight the work of a hospital that achieved sustainable improvements based on the concepts of the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination. The award winner will be announced during International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 20-26, 2013.
This is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of multidisciplinary teams that have improved clinical practice and patient safety through the utilization of evidence-based guidelines, achieved and maintained superior prevention results, and advanced best practices.
Nominations for the award will be accepted through July 1, 2013. Eligibility criteria and application instructions can be found HERE.