The National Infection Prevention Forum (NIPF) is for Infection Preventionist's in Long Term Care. This national forum provides an opportunity for collaboration and sharing of experiences between IPs in LTC.  This platform allows for rapid dissemination of updates and resources about infections in LTC, as they become available from CDC, CMS, or OHSA. Participants are encouraged to answer each other's questions and share resources and tools. This is open to all LTC professionals focusing on infection prevention regardless of their infection prevention certification status or membership in any organization. To date over 1,000 IPs in LTC are participating.

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) partnered with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) with funding from CDC Project Firstline to create the NIPF. Also, as part of the collaboration, APIC long-term care experts will contribute to the discussions and answer questions as needed.

This forum will utilize the “Connect Communities” platform which allows for the creation of email threads to keep discussion grouped, posting of resources and tools in an organized library and ability to view list of participants in the forum.

If you are interested in participating, please click here to request to join.
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