November 16, 2022
MCHD named an Infection Prevention & Control Champion
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s Infection Prevention team has received recognition from the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The group has named MCHD as an Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Champion.
“I am pleased to announce that your team was selected as the winner,” the NACCHO announcement stated. “Through your submission, it was clear that despite challenges, the Mobile County Health Department Infection Prevention Team remained flexible and served your community with distinction.”
The team’s many efforts were highlighted on the NACCHO website. The article is available at this link — https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/member-spotlight-mobile-county
IPC describes a set of practices which aim to prevent the spread of infections, including healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and emerging infectious diseases (such as COVID-19) in healthcare facilities and other congregate settings. IPC includes hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment, safe injection practices, and proper environmental cleaning.
NACCHO’s IPC Champion recognition aims to highlight the IPC achievements of local health departments and honor the staff leading this work. NACCHO IPC Champions are respected individuals working in local public health who are advancing infection prevention and control capacity, activities, guidelines, and engagement.
NACCHO is the only organization dedicated to serving every local health department in the nation. NACCHO serves approximately 3,000 local health departments and is the leader in providing cutting-edge skill-building, professional resources, and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practices and systems.