Here we highlight several of our current and past initiaitives. Click on name of initaitive below to learn more about that initiative.
Click on items in list below to learn more about each initiative.
Following the success of the Indiana Pressure Ulcer Initiative, the Indiana State Department of Health chose the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) to develop and implement another ambitious quality improvement effort. The Indiana Healthcare Associated Infection Initiative aims to prevent and reduce the number of infections that develop among patients being treated in Indiana hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers, and home health and hospice agencies. Special attention is being given to catheter acquired urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and clostridium difficile Infections (CDI).
The Indiana Healthcare Associated Infection Initiative originated as part of a national program initiated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funding for Indiana’s effort came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.