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Spotlight Series

CORHA's Spotlight Series looks at the successes and challenges experienced on the local, state, and national levels when responding to and managing HAI/AR outbreaks across the healthcare continuum. Featured stories also include leadership perspectives of key individuals to improve policies and practices for the detection, investigation, control, and prevention of HAI/AR outbreaks from members of the CORHA Governance Committee.

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State: 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 »

State: 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 »

Local: 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 »

Leadership: 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 »

Leadership: 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: 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: New CDC Funding Recognizes Healthcare Outbreak Response Needs

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Posted: December 9, 2021 Author: Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA The Biden-Harris Administration and CDC recently announced a $2.1 billion investment as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), to...… Read More »

Leadership: Dawn Terashita & Zachary Rubin, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on the Future of HAI/AR Response in the Face of COVID-19

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Posted: January 14, 2022 Authors: Dawn Terashita, MD, MPH, FACPM & Zachary Rubin, MD COVID-19 has impacted healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial-resistant (HAI/AR) threats across all healthcare settings. COVID-19 has...… Read More »

Leadership: Pandemic Response – Public Health Laboratories Rise to the Challenges, with Kelly Wroblewski, Association of Public Health Laboratories

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Posted: February 24, 2022 Author: Kelly Wroblewski Public health laboratories are foundational to our nation’s public health infrastructure. While the COVID-19 pandemic response presented many significant challenges for public...… Read More »

The Importance of Patient Notification and CORHA’s HAI Outbreak Notification Framework (Part 1)

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Part One: Truth and Transparency Posted: May 19, 2022   Authors: Maureen Tierney, MD, MSc., FIDSA, Moon Kim, MD, MPH, & Dawn Terashita, MD, MPH  Patient notification is at the...… Read More »

The Importance of Patient Notification and CORHA’s HAI Outbreak Notification Framework (Part 2)

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Part Two: CORHA’s New HAI Outbreak Notification Framework  Posted: June 16, 2022   Authors: Maureen Tierney, MD, MSc., FIDSA, Moon Kim, MD, MPH, & Dawn Terashita, MD, MPH  In...… Read More »

CORHA Governance Committee CSTE Roundtable Discussion

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On June 21, CORHA Governance Committee members Drs. Erin Epson and Dawn Terashita convened 150 people for a virtual roundtable discussion at the annual CSTE Conference where they provided...… Read More »

Introducing CORHA’s Principles and Practices for Healthcare Outbreak Response and its Importance

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The field of healthcare epidemiology has expanded tremendously and now encompasses an extensive network of stakeholders working collaboratively across healthcare settings, government agencies, and partner organizations to decrease healthcare-associated...… Read More »
Disclaimer: The positions and views expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent the official positions of CORHA’s member organizations.