CHA News Article

CDPH Develops LTC HAI Data Collection Tool

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Healthcare Associated Infections Program (HAI) has developed a self-assessment tool for long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to help them collect data and evaluate their infection control practices. The HAI program will also use the online tool to collect and summarize data — aggregated from all LTCFs that volunteer to participate. According to CDPH, the goals of using the tool are to better understand infection control needs and challenges in the long-term care setting and help CDPH plan educational programs and consultative services. The tool was developed in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information, including a link to the tool, is available in attached CDPH letter.