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May 17, 2016

Public health departments awarded funds to improve infection control coordination

Public health departments awarded funds to improve infection control coordination

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) awarded 11 local health departments with grants of up to $25,000 as part of its Lessons in INfection Control (LINC) initiative. The sites were selected through a competitive process and, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been awarded funds to help improve infection control coordination between health care facilities. The initiative comes in response to the 2014 Ebola crisis, about which NACCHO states “several events during the Ebola response in the United States exposed gaps in infection control, such as the transmission of Ebola from a patient to health care workers and delays in communicating and implementing personal protective equipment (PPE) measures.”

http://www.hfmmagazine.com/display/HFM-news-article.dhtml?dcrPath=/templatedata/HF_Common/NewsArticle/data/HFM/HFM-Daily/2016/naccho-public-health-infection-control-awards

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