Healthcare and Infection Control Gateway

Resources from ASTHO

ASTHO has developed and compiled a variety of tools and resources on Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The resources on this page can be used by a range of partners, including state and local public health and federal partners.

Considerations for State Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Outbreak Reporting Policies (Brief)
In this brief, ASTHO outlines considerations for state health departments and HAI/AR programs address the unique roles of public health agencies and their healthcare partners for implementing state HAI/AR outbreak reporting policies, as well as recommendations for states considering refining their state’s HAI/AR outbreak reporting policies.

Tips for Engaging Policymakers to Advance State HAI Prevention Policy Initiatives (Tip Sheet)
Like most public health challenges, preventing HAIs requires a multimodal approach. This tip sheet provides strategies for working with stakeholders and policymakers in your jurisdiction to advance initiatives that improve patient safety. To illustrate some of these tips, we also profile the experience of two states—New Jersey and Tennessee—that successfully worked with state policymakers to advance HAI prevention initiatives.

A Matter of Life and Death: How States Are Tackling Sepsis as Public Policy (Podcast)
In this podcast, experts discuss the national burden and epidemiology of sepsis, the importance of raising awareness among healthcare personnel and the community, and case examples of state efforts to promote policy changes relating to sepsis, including options for state-level policy to identify and/or prevent sepsis.
10 Ways Health Dept Leaders Can Support HAI

10 Ways State and Territorial Health Department Leaders Can Support Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention, Detection, and Response (Infographic)
This infographic highlights 10 ways state and territorial health department leaders and their partners can support HAI and AMR prevention, detection, and response efforts that will help to reduce preventable infections, lower healthcare costs, and improve public health.
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Enhancing Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) and Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Prevention and Outbreak Response (Toolkit)
ASTHO and CDC developed this toolkit to help public health departments enhance communication and coordination around healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention and stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance. Health departments can use these tools to reach and engage various public health and healthcare audiences, including hospitals, patient care providers, facility support staff, the media, and many others who are critical to raising awareness and taking action to contain and prevent HAIs.