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Experts Support National Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Date:7/20/2009

federal efforts on surveillance, research, and prevention and control of drug-resistant infections.

APIC's mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The association's more than 12,000 members direct infection prevention programs in healthcare facilities around the globe. See www.apic.org.

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents more than 8,600 infectious diseases physicians and scientists devoted to patient care, education, research, and public health. See www.idsociety.org.

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) represents 1,500 physicians, infection control practitioners, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to maintaining the utmost quality of patient care and healthcare worker safety in all healthcare settings. See www.shea-online.org.

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), a professional association of over 1,150 members, represents the interests of public health epidemiologists for the 50 States, 6 Territories, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. See www.cste.org.

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. See www.healthyamericans.org.


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SOURCE Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; Infectious Diseases Society of America; Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; Trust for America?s Health; Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
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