Health Care-Associated Infections

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The participating States’ have public health department that were created by mandate to supervise the prevention, surveillance and reporting of healthcare-acquired infections. According to the article “National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination.” There is a Federal Steering Committee for the Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections. Members include clinicians, scientists, and public health leaders who are high-ranking officials from the HHS, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These different federal agencies come together to discuss new approach to HAI prevention. Patients also take part in HAI prevention meetings (Office of Disease

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