Through Infection Prevention and You, APIC mobilizes resources to increase awareness of infection prevention and the critical role it plays in public health and patient safety. International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), part of the Infection Prevention and You campaign, helps patients, families, and healthcare professionals better understand their role in preventing infections. IIPW will focus on the importance of hand hygiene, and provide actions that patients, healthcare providers, and families can take to reduce the spread of harmful infections.
APIC invites you to become an Industry Champion for this important public awareness initiative, which will not only allow you to join forces with APIC to increase infection prevention awareness but also demonstrate your company’s commitment to infection prevention, patient safety, and public health.
- The 2018 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Protecting Patients Everywhere.
- The 2017 theme for International Infection Prevention Week was Antibiotic Resistance.
- The 2016 theme for International Infection Prevention Week was Break the Chain of Infection.
As a Champion, you will also have access to promotional materials and resources to help you spread the infection prevention message.