Concentra collaborating with The Joint Commission and CDC for New Initiative

05/25/2016

 

Concentra collaborating with The Joint Commission and CDC on an Ambulatory Infection Prevention Project

 

 Addison, Texas –May 25, 2016– Concentra will be collaborating with The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings.  The goal of this effort, which is supported through a CDC contract, is to create model infection control plans and expand the reach, uptake and adoption of these and other infection prevention and control guidance materials to prevent infections in outpatient settings. 

The project, called ADOPT (Adaptation and Dissemination Outpatient Infection PrevenTion) Guidance, is a three year project that will focus on a variety of free-standing ambulatory settings and services.  Concentra  is one of 12 outpatient-focused professional organizations (e.g., medical specialties that primarily serve ambulatory patient populations), and 10 ambulatory health care systems selected by the CDC and The Joint Commission to participate.  We will be providing information about the current use of infection prevention guidance materials, and will provide input into new or adapted model infection controls plans, helping to ensure applicability and ease of implementation in ambulatory care environments. 


Concentra is excited to be working with CDC and The Joint Commission on this important initiative to improve infection prevention and control in ambulatory settings.  To read more about this project, please click here:  http://www.jointcommission.org/joint_commission_cdc_collaborating_on_ambulatory_infection_prevention_project/