Patients play an important role in receiving safer, infection-free care. Be an informed patient and an advocate for healthcare safety using APIC’s patient safety resources.

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The resources on the following pages are free to download and share. We encourage the use of our consumer resources for infection prevention education, provided that the information is not modified. Please attribute these resources to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and include the links to additional resources (if applicable). If you have questions, please contact

Monthly alerts for consumers  

Access monthly consumer alerts that provide helpful tips on staying infection free, in and out of healthcare settings. Sign up to receive monthly alerts from APIC about consumer-related infection topics.

Infection Prevention and You campaign web resources

APIC’s multiyear awareness campaign features tailored websites for both consumers and healthcare professionals designed to clearly and simply convey important infection prevention information. International Infection Prevention Week, occurring annually the third week in October, highlights the importance of infection prevention in improving patient safety.

Ready-to-use materials for healthcare facilities

Infection Prevention and You print-ready campaign materials for hospitals, home care, long-term care, and outpatient care settings explain the role infection preventionists play in patient safety and educate the consumer about how to stay infection free while receiving care.