Advocacy toolkit educates policymakers about IP’s role in patient safety

With the help of the APIC Greater St. Louis chapter, APIC has developed a state legislative advocacy toolkit to guide members in educating policymakers about how infection preventionists (IPs) improve healthcare in their communities. The increasing government focus on quality of care for patients provides an excellent opportunity for IPs to share their expertise with policymakers.

Released in conjunction with International Infection Prevention Week, the toolkit includes:

  • Tips for planning a legislative visit
  • Tips for deciding which legislators to meet with
  • Tips for preparing materials
  • Sample planning timeline
  • Sample meeting request letters
  • Sample talking points
  • Sample follow-up letters

Access the advocacy toolkit.