HCIF is directing a one-year collaborative on antimicrobial stewardship aimed at the reduction of inappropriate antimicrobial use and the reduction of healthcare-acquired Clostridium difficile infections in healthcare facilities across Southeastern and South Central Pennsylvania. On July 26, 2012, HCIF hosted a Regional Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference which served as the official launch of the project.
The Regional Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative is being funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health through an Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Participants that join will be invited to a series of webinars and networking calls; have access to a shared collaborative workspace; participate in monthly data collection; and participate in an in-person workshop in December 2012. Organizations that are interested in joining are encouraged to contact Min Jung, HCIF's Project Manager, at email@example.com or 215-575-3746.