ODPHP and the Federal Steering Committee for the Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs) have written a new phase of the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination (HAI Action Plan). The first 3 phases of the HAI Action Plan meaningfully enhanced coordination of federal efforts to address HAIs by establishing a structure to regularly share best practices, resources, and lessons learned among federal partners.
Phase Four of the HAI Action Plan, titled Coordination among Federal Partners to Leverage HAI Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship, focuses on the importance of antibiotic stewardship to prevent HAIs and highlights the coordination between various health agencies. The recommendations in Phase Four align with and reinforce the goals and objectives of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. The Federal Steering Committee and ODPHP invite public and private professionals, organizations, and consumer representatives to provide comments on the most recent draft of Phase Four.