IIPW'13_Website_TheWeek_250x250Join your friends, family members, and healthcare professionals in celebrating International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 16-22, 2016. IIPW, which takes place the third week of October each year, raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. The 2016 theme is “Break the Chain of Infection.” Read more about the history of IIPW.

These pages house the tools for you to advocate and promote IIPW, the materials to give infection prevention special visibility, and the locations for conversations about why infection prevention matters. Explore these resources and incorporate them in your IIPW celebration and activities.

Promotional toolkit
Everything IIPW is located on this page. Learn about IIPW and how to get involved in IIPW this year. Access sample social media posts, newsletter copy, a press release. Do you need ideas on hosting an IIPW event? Look no further. We have fun and creative ideas for activities to help engage everyone in infection prevention. Check back in August for the 2016 promotional toolkit.

Logos and web buttons
Download the 2015 IIPW logos and web buttons. Link to our page on your website and share these images on social media. Check back in August for the 2016 logos and web buttons.

Online resources
Looking for online resources to help educate about infection prevention? Check out these resources for children and adults.

Logo merchandise
Give infection prevention and IIPW heightened visibility with mugs, tote bags, wearables, and other items that feature the IIPW logo. Spread the word with IIPW logo merchandise.