Grant: $201,830 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Aug. 28, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of this Recovery Act HAI supplement is to address the HHS Action Plan by using the existing ELC cooperative agreement to build and sustain state programs to prevent healthcare-associated infections. Through this supplement, CDC will fund and provide technical assistance to state health departments to make critical short-term investments that will provide for a sustainable state infrastructure on HAI prevention and significant progress toward preventing HAIs. This supplement aims to build and improve state health department workforce, training, and tools necessary to rapidly scale up to meet this new HAI work. The activities described in this guidance are designed to support states that are just starting on HAI prevention activities or, in states that already have some HAI prevention activities, to expand into new HAI prevention areas. A key activity that this funding will support in all funded states is the ability for states to submit data on their progress toward the HHS HAI Prevention Targets. With optimal use, this short-term investment will create new state-level competencies and tools that will continue even after Recovery Act funding has expired and therefore leave behind a sustainable infrastructure for reporting on long-term progress toward meeting the HHS HAI Prevention Targets.
Project Description: Award received on 9/3/09. Award information forwarded to state General Accounting Office to set up internal tracking number in order to load into Department's Accounting System. The tracking number and system load occurred on 9/18/09. The program has hired a full-time epidemiologist to write the state HAI plan and coordinate activities among stakeholders. The new epidemiologist starts work on October 5, 2009. Program staff and Department finance staff have attended trainings on reporting requirements for Recovery Act funding.
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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