The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings. The goal of this effort, which is supported through a CDC Safety and Healthcare Epidemiology Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) contract, is to create model infection control plans and expand the reach, uptake and adoption of these and other infection prevention and control guidance materials, in order to promote infection prevention in outpatient settings.
The project, called ADOPT (Adaptation and Dissemination Outpatient Infection PrevenTion) Guidance, is focusing on a variety of free-standing ambulatory settings and services. In collaboration with the CDC, The Joint Commission is working with 12 outpatient-focused professional organizations (e.g., medical specialties that primarily serve ambulatory patient populations), and 11 ambulatory health care systems to help promote current ambulatory-focused CDC Guidance and to develop new materials. View a list of project participants. The Joint Commission and CDC will also engage with local chapters of the professional organizations and state health departments that have an interest in enhancing infection prevention and control in their areas.
Please read the project overview for more information.
Please see examples of current CDC ambulatory-focused infection prevention and control guidance and other initiatives:
For more information, please contact project manager Beth Ann Longo, RN, NHA, MBA, MSN at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Barbara Braun, PhD email@example.com.