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State and Local Health Department Experiences Managing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant burden on outbreak response and investigation activities in long-term care facilities and other healthcare settings, and has led to unique approaches in how state and local health departments manage these outbreaks. CORHA's Spotlight Series looks at successes and challenges states and local health departments experience when managing COVID-19 outbreak response in healthcare settings.

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Leadership Spotlight: Linda Greene, Director of Hospital Infection Prevention at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital

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Posted: October 19, 2021 Author: Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC  “…The greatest outbreak and infection prevention and control challenges I have witnessed were related to COVID-19.” As a front-line infection preventionist and Director of Infection...… Read More »

Leadership Spotlight: Kelley Garner, Arkansas Department of Health, on the Value of Mentorship in the HAI/AR Outbreak Response

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Posted: September 30, 2021 Author: Kelley Garner, MPH Don’t be afraid of mentorship at every level of your career – constantly surround yourself with experts in the field. Mentorship...… Read More »

Leadership Spotlight: Leadership Perspectives from Dr. David Gifford

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Posted: August 5, 2021 Author: David Gifford, MD, MPH My work over the past 20 years has focused on how to improve the healthcare system to ultimately improve healthcare...… Read More »

Local Spotlight: LTCF Vaccine Education Program Vital to Chicago’s COVID-19 Outbreak Response Effort

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Posted: July 22, 2021 Authors: Shannon Xydis, Projects Administrator, HAI Coordinator, Chicago Department of Public Health; Liz Shane, MPH, CIC. Infection Prevention Specialist, Chicago Department of Public Health, and Christy...… Read More »

State Spotlight: How the Texas State Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program Increased Capacity in Public Health Regions to Support Healthcare Facilities During the COVID-19 Response

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Posted: May 19, 2021 Authors: Dr. Enyinnaya Merengwa, Healthcare Safety Investigations Group Manager and State HAI Coordinator at the Texas Department of State Health Services and Thi Dang, HAI Epidemiologist...… Read More »

State Spotlight: Montana Leverages Partnerships to Manage COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Posted: April 29, 2021 Author: Erika Baldry, Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Epidemiologist and Program Coordinator at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Montana,...… Read More »
Disclaimer: The positions and views expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent the official positions of CORHA’s member organizations.