Grant: $685,729 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Aug. 28, 2009
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Award Description: ARRA funding will provide an opportunity for the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) to coordinate and expand its healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention and surveillance program. Details of the program are to be included in the state HAI Prevention Plan. The Plan will be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) no later than January 1, 2010 and written with guidance and input from the HAI Prevention Advisory Group. The Advisory Group is comprised of individuals from public health, medical and other professional associations, the state hospital association, quality improvement organizations, hospitals groups, and consumers. The state HAI Prevention Plan will be sustainable over time. MDCH is promoting the use of an existing surveillance system, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), to voluntarily collect data on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile infections from select acute care facilities in Michigan. Targeted HAI data will also be obtained from partner agencies in Michigan currently involved in HAI surveillance and prevention initiatives. The objective will be to take this aggregated and de-identified data and provide epidemiologic analysis which will establish HAI baselines from which we will monitor HAI trends over time. The number of Michigan hospitals participating in the NHSN will increase in subsequent years. MDCH also proposes to work with a collaborative prevention initiative comprised of select Michigan hospitals to focus on one (or more) of the National Prevention Targets, as outlined in the HHS Action Plan to Prevent HAIs. The targeted activity will be chosen in collaboration with the Michigan HAI Prevention Advisory Group. The objective will be to show progress on reduction of HAI rates via evidence-based interventions and best practices. Infection rates will be monitored through use of the NHSN. Findings from the MDCH HAI surveillance and prevention program will be summarized in quarterly and annual reports. These data will also be shared with healthcare providers and the general public to educate them about their role in HAI prevention, the role of overuse/misuse of antibiotics in causing drug resistance, and the important work Michigan is conducting in order to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs.
Project Description: This Recovery Act supplement to Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) includes three activities: Activity A - basic staffing and coordination to draft the State Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Plan and establish the state’s capacity to develop an HAI prevention program. In general, Activity A is aimed for state health departments that have little or no current activity or expertise on HAI prevention or reporting. Activity B aims to increase facility participation in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and use NHSN to establish baseline HAI data for the state. Activity C aims to support prevention collaboratives in the state to undertake prevention activities or initiatives.
Jobs Summary: Expenditures of ARRA funds expected to commence October 1, 2009. No jobs created/retained through ARRA funds at this time. Financial Analyst and Administrative Support position posted September 4, 2009, target hire date October 1, 2009. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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