Acute Communicable
Disease Control

Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856

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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Infection Prevention and Control

Infection prevention and control in healthcare setting is important to reduce transmission of healthcare-associated infections between patients and healthcare workers. The single most important measure to reduce infections is proper handwashing (or the use of disinfectant alcohol solutions) for health care workers. Patient-centered strategies for effective infection control include isolation precautions to the spread of infectious agents and use of protective barriers, work restrictions for exposed or infected workers, and immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases. Environmental cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are also an important part of infection control.
LACDPH engages in a number of infection prevention strategies to reduce HAIs and improve patient safety.

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Resurgence of Candida auris in  Los Angeles County (7-17-20)

Current activities
Targeting Appropriate Prescribing in Outpatient Settings (TAP OUT)
LTAC Collaborative
LACDPH Infection Prevention Course


CURRENT ISSUE: Public Health Quarterly Connect (for outpatient settings)
Los Angeles County Healthcare-Associated Infections: 2017 Regional Summary Report
LAC Healthcare-Associated Infections 2016 Regional Summary Report
LAC Healthcare-Associated Infections 2015 Regional Summary Report
2016 Special Report: Infection Control Assessments Partnerships with EMS
2016 Special Studies Report: ASC ICAR Special Study

Program Websites

External Resources
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
California APIC Coordinating Council
Greater L.A. APIC
Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
Healthcare-Associated Infections -- Patient Guide

See also:
Healthcare-associated infections
Outpatient settings
Skilled nursing facilities

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