Deadline extended: HHS-APIC-SHEA 2013 Partnership in Prevention Award

Do you know a team of prevention leaders in the U.S. acute care community who have achieved wide-scale reductions and progress toward the elimination of targeted healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)?

Preventing HAIs requires a multidisciplinary, team-based approach involving facility-level executive leaders, clinical leaders, infection control and prevention experts, and others. APIC has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to recognize exemplary work being done in this area.

The 2013 Partnership in Prevention Award will highlight the work of a hospital that achieved sustainable improvements based on the concepts of the “National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination.” The award winner will be announced during International Infection Prevention Week (October 20-26, 2013).  

This is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of multidisciplinary teams that have improved clinical practice and patient safety through the utilization of evidence-based guidelines, achieved and maintained superior prevention results, and advanced best practices.

Nominations are being accepted now through July 15, 2013. 

For eligibility criteria and to apply, please visit the APIC awards page or the HHS website. For any questions about the award, please email the 2013 Partnership in Prevention Award Committee at:

We encourage you to nominate your team!