New National Infection Prevention Forum Aims to Foster Collaboration in LTC

AHCA/NCAL Updates; Clinical Practice; Programs and Resources

The National Infection Prevention Forum (NIPF) is a national forum for any infection preventionist (IP) or infection prevention champions in long term care (LTC) to share lessons learned and resources and get questions answered. This national forum will also provide a mechanism to rapidly disseminate federal updates and resources about infections in LTC as they become available from CDC, CMS, or OHSA. The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has partnered with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) with funding from CDC Project First Line to set up the NIPF, which is open to all LTC professionals focusing on infection prevention regardless of their membership in AHCA or APIC. 

The goal of the NIPF is to foster collaboration and sharing of experiences between IPs in LTC. In addition, APIC subject matter experts will be available to address questions the forum is unable to answer. The NIPF uses the “Connect Communities” platform to organize email discussions by threads and allow for sharing and posting of resources and tools in an organized library. Users are also able to look up other IPs participating in the forum.  

How to get started: To enroll in this national forum, all you need is an email address and password. Instructions for enrolling are available here.  

Guidelines: Discussions are not moderated. Therefore, we ask that users follow posting rules and etiquette linked here

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