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Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

Information about reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are acquired by patients while receiving treatment for other conditions in a healthcare setting. HAI affect the safety of our patients and add considerable avoidable costs to our burdened healthcare system. The Department of Public Health coordinates efforts with federal, state and local partners to provide guidance, implement changes and achieve goals toward preventing HAI. Learn what you can do to prevent the spread of infections in your healthcare environment and see our data and reports on HAI.

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State Public Health Laboratory
305 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Infectious Disease Division (617) 983–6925
Laboratory Sciences Division (617) 983–6210

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