July 21, 2024

TOPEKA–Governor Mark Parkinson signed a proclamation today declaring October 17-23 as International Infection Prevention Week to bring attention to Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Kansas and the statewide plan to reduce the occurrence of HAIs. Using the funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestiment Act, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has developed a statewide plan to quantify and reduce the occurrence of HAIs. The HAI program will focus on supporting HAI surveillance and reporting, improving efforts by healthcare providers who are seeking to meet new national standards to reduce HAIs. HAIs are a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and excess cost in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 1.7 million infections and nearly 100,000 deaths are attributed to HAIs each year.

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