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Essential Hospitals Named New CDC Prevention Epicenters

Six academic institutions, including members of America’s Essential Hospitals, were awarded a total of $11 million by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify innovative ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in health care facilities. The University of Illinois-Chicago, the University of Utah, and the other newly named prevention epicenters will receive this funding from 2015 to 2018 and focus on the following initiatives:

  • preventing the spread of infectious disease (including Ebola) in health care facilities
  • evaluating best practices for use of personal protective equipment
  • studying approaches to minimize germ transmission in the health care setting

The six new prevention epicenters join CDC’s existing cohort of research centers that focus on preventing health care-associated infections. This previous cohort, including essential hospital Cook County Health & Hospital System, will continue to search for ways to improve hospital and patient safety.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Erin O’Malley, director of policy, at or 202.585.0127.


About the Author

Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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