CDC Awards $9 Million for State Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention

August 15, 2011

In a news release issued today (August 15, check 2011), check the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced that approximately $9 million will be awarded to states to bolster healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention efforts.

The awards are part of a larger set of grants of $49 million, view made available partly through the Affordable care Act, “to improve the quality of health care and strengthen the public health infrastructure.”

According to the news release, the funds “will help States coordinate their HAI prevention activities, implement multi-facility, multi-disciplinary prevention efforts, improve monitoring of antimicrobial use and enhance electronic reporting of HAIs.”

The grantees and amounts awarded for healthcare-associated infection prevention are as follows:

Alabama: $71,472

Alaska: $71,472

Arizona: $316,078

Arkansas: $71,471

California: $771,473

Colorado: $363,303

Connecticut: $69,980

District of Columbia: $63,342

Delaware: $66,760

Florida: $421,472

Georgia: $71,472

Hawaii: $70,992

Idaho: $58,617

Illinois: $779,616

Indiana: $71,472

Iowa: $71,472

Kansas: $71,472

Kentucky: $274,784

Louisiana: $47,553

Maine: $71,472

Maryland: $66,853

Massachusetts: $521,473

Michigan: $782,173

Minnesota: $71,474

Mississippi: $71,474

Missouri: $66,121

Montana: $71,473

Nebraska: $66,300

Nevada: $296,516

New Hampshire: $71,473

New Jersey: $71,473

New Mexico: $71,473

New York: $621,473

North Carolina: $71,472

North Dakota: $48,611

Ohio: $71,473

Oklahoma: $71,472

Oregon: $426,523

Pennsylvania: $71,473

Puerto Rico: $66,147

Rhode Island: $66,147

South Carolina: $71,252

South Dakota: $63,945

Tennessee: $768,006

Texas: $0.00

Utah: $55,647

Vermont: $67,236

Virginia: $71,473

Washington: $66,153

West Virginia: $62,760

Wisconsin: $71,472

Wyoming: $23,239

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