Funding awarded to Massachusetts through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperative agreement under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 required the submission of a state healthcare associated infection plan that meets the expectations set forth in the HHS 2009 Action Plan. This funding complements existing state efforts to address HAIs and supports the following activities: a) enhancing state coordination and reporting of HAI prevention activities, b) improving the quality of the reporting system with data cleaning and validation activities and c) the establishment of statewide HAI prevention collaborative learning.
The Massachusetts Plan adheres to the structure of the HAI planning template distributed by the CDC and is followed by a narrative description and timeline of MDPH goals and strategies to comprehensively address this prioritized initiative.
- Healthcare Associated Infection Plan Template
- Massachusetts Healthcare Associated Infection Plan Narrative
This information is provided by the Division of Health Care Quality within the Department of Public Health.