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The Week (IIPW)

Join your friends, family members, and healthcare colleagues in celebrating International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 18-24, 2015. IIPW, which takes place the third week of October each year, raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. The 2014 theme was antibiotic resistance. 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.


Looking for online resources to help educate about infection prevention? Check out these resources for children and aIIPW'13_Website_TheWeek_250x250dults.

Promotional materials

Use pre-written newsletter articles and press releases to share information about IIPW within your facility and community. Engage new audiences through Facebook and Twitter using sample posts.


APIC’s infographics help educate patients and families on their roles in infection prevention. Check out APIC’s new “ABC’s of Antibiotics” infographic.


Do you need ideas on hosting an IIPW event? Look no further. We have fun and creative ideas to help you engage everyone in infection prevention.

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.