The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) invites you to partner with us to promote the role that we all play in infection prevention.

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) takes place October 13–19, 2019. As a crucial part of the Infection Prevention and You campaign, IIPW helps patients, families, and healthcare professionals better understand their role in preventing infections. This year’s theme, Vaccines Are Everybody’s Business, developed by APIC’s Communications Committee, focuses on educating healthcare professionals and patients about the safety and importance of vaccines in protecting public health.

To kick off the campaign, APIC has created a robust website with tips, checklists, and other resources to download and share, including infographic posters that clearly and simply outline the steps that patients can take to support infection prevention efforts in healthcare facilities and reduce their risk of infection. We hope you will join APIC in partnering on this important public awareness initiative by sharing infection prevention messages in your blogs, on social media, in eNewsletters, etc.!

Be sure to let us know that you are a partner so we can recognize you on this page!

We invite you to:

  • Share messages about infection prevention, vaccines, and IIPW in your newsletters and via social media. (Sample posts and article copy is located in the promotional toolkit.)
  • Participate in our Twitter Chat (#IIPWChat) on Tuesday, October 15 at 12 PM ET.

Thank you again for joining APIC in this important awareness event. We appreciate your continued support for the seven days of IIPW and all year long.