International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 16-22, 2016, helps patients, families, and healthcare professionals better understand their role in preventing infections. This 2016 theme is break the chain of infection. Learn more.

IIPW 2016 press releases
Please access the press releases as they are posted.

APIC has infection prevention experts
APIC has expert spokespeople, resources for healthcare professionals and educational materials for consumers available. If you would like to speak with an expert, contact Liz Garman.

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AHA and APIC hosted a Twitter chat  to Learn How You Can Help Break the Chain of InfectionAPIC_logo_Vert_fullname_clr_web_R538263_469461436414191_67511040_n
On Monday, October 17 at 2 p.m. ET the American Hospital Association and APIC will host a Twitter chat using #IIPWChat to discuss how healthcare providers, patients, and families can break the chain of infection in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Follow @APIC on Twitter ( and use the hashtag (#IIPWChat) to join.

Contact Liz Garman, vice president, Communications:, 202-454-2604.