HHS, APIC, SHEA Call for Nominations for Partnership in Prevention Award

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 program intends to recognize prevention leaders in the U.S. acute care community who have achieved wide-scale reduction and progress toward elimination of targeted HAIs. It also intends to showcase the outstanding efforts of clinicians, hospital executives, and hospital facilities who have improved clinical practice through utilization of evidence-based guidelines, achieved and maintained superior prevention results, and advanced best practices to improve patient safety.

Nominations for the award will be accepted through August 1, 2012, and the award announcement will take place Oct. 15, 2012 during the 2012 International Infection Prevention Week.  Eligibility criteria can be viewed on the Office of Healthcare Quality HAI Initiative website.