CDC Forecasted: Strengthening Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control and Improving Patient Safety in the United States
estimated posting date: January 15, 2022.
CDC solicitations are usually limited to one application per institution.
Please refer to this link on the UIowa Limited Submissions process https://uiowa.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1759773
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted gaps in infection prevention and control (IPC) knowledge and practice in U.S. healthcare settings. IPC in healthcare stops the spread of infections, preventing illness and death and protecting patients and healthcare personnel. There is a need to strengthen healthcare IPC practices, inform IPC recommendations, improve how healthcare personnel IPC competencies are assessed, and develop evidence-based approaches to IPC training and education.
This NOFO will support organizations uniquely positioned and have the capacity to advance the design, delivery, and effectiveness of IPC training, education, and competency assessment to improve healthcare worker IPC practice and increase health department support of healthcare IPC and outbreak response. The work conducted supports public health and healthcare practice by informing development of guidance and recommendations; translating guidance and recommendations into practices implementable in diverse healthcare settings; and improving how healthcare and public health personnel are trained and how competencies are assessed.