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 problem of antibiotic resistance, and provide actions that patients, healthcare providers, government groups, and others can take to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance.
APIC invites you to become a 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 receive promotional materials and other resources to help you spread the infection prevention message.