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Joint Commission, CDC Collaborating on Ambulatory Infection Prevention Project

March 10, 2016

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.  This 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 to prevent infections in outpatient settings. 

The project, called ADOPT (Adaptation and Dissemination Outpatient Infection PrevenTion) Guidance, will focus on a variety of free-standing ambulatory settings and services. In collaboration with the CDC, The Joint Commission will select and work with 12 outpatient-focused professional organizations (e.g., medical specialties that primarily serve ambulatory patient populations), and 10 ambulatory health care systems.  The Joint Commission and CDC also will 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 read the CDC Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings:  Minimum Expectations for Safe Care.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Richards at crichards@jointcommission.org or Barbara Braun, PhD at bbraun@jointcommission.org.

 
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