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10 Ways State and Territorial Health Department Leaders Can Support Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention, Detection, and Response

August 20, 2019

10 Ways Health Dept Leaders Can Support HAI (PDF)Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire while receiving care and treatment in healthcare facilities. Some HAIs are caused by antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) organisms such as bacteria and fungi and are difficult or impossible to treat. 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.

For more resources check out ASTHO’s Healthcare and Infection Control Gateway.

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