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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News and Updates






Building a SNF Infection Prevention Program


LAC DPH Training and Events

 2019 Skilled Nursing Facilities Symposium

Presentation Archive (Full Recording/Video HERE)

 2018 U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week: Skilled Nursing Facility Educational Event

Presentation Archive


 2018 Skilled Nursing Facilities Symposium on Managing Legionnaires' Disease

Presentation Archive (Full Recording/Video HERE)

2017 Skilled Nursing Facilities Symposium on Infection Control and Prevention

Presentation Archive:


Antimicrobial Stewardship Program



California Department of Public Health (CDPH):
Antimicrobial Stewardship in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Webinar Series and Examples of Implementation
The CDPH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program collaborated with the California Association of Health Facilities to develop this six-part webinar series providing practical guidance for California skilled nursing facilities developing their antimicrobial stewardship policies.

Useful Links and Resources



Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH)
Acute Communicable Disease Control (ACDC)
Frequently Used Links Links to other LAC DPH programs, journals, organizations and data.
General Information
LAC DPH Surveillance
Influenza Watch
Outbreak Prevention for SNFs
- Flu Health Education Materials
- Flu Vaccination
Information on influenza including resources and guidance for outbreak mitigation and prevention. Influenza Watch is a free electronic newsletter summarizing influenza activity in LAC and published during influenza season.
LAC DPH Health Officer Order: Influenza Vaccination and Masking for for Healthcare Workers
Informational Webpage
SNF Toolkit
Resources explaining the mandate and supporting influenza vaccination for healthcare personnel.
General Information
Outbreak Prevention Toolkit
Norovirus information and resources; how-to-guide for norovirus outbreak prevention and control in SNFs.
- General Information
- Toolkit for Acute and Long-term Care Facilities
Scabies information and resources; how-to-guide for scabies outbreak prevention and control in medical settings.
Health Education Materials Health education materials including flyers and posters.
Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) Provides health alerts, advisories and updates; site includes registration to subscribe to receive these communications.
Healthcare-Associated InfectionsPatient Guide Provides information about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), how they can be treated, and how they can be prevented. Also, provides examples and descriptions of come common HAIs.

State of California
California Code of Regulations (CCR)
- Title 17. Public Health
State laws and regulations for acute care hospitals, SNFs, ICFs and other healthcare facilities.
California Health and Safety Code
- Table of Contents
State legislation concerning healthcare facilities.
Senate Bill 361 Senate bill requiring SNFs to establish an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program by January 1, 2017.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Program
- HAI and Infection Control Guidelines
- Basics of Infection Prevention 2 Day Mini Course
- Certificate and Licensing All Facility Letter (AFL)
- California Health Alert Network (CAHAN)
- Enhanced Standards Precautions for Long-Term Care Facilities (AFL 10-27)
Program activities, reports and NHSN data management; various topics related to HAIs including prevention and control guidelines and outbreak management; free 2 day course providing basic infection prevention education for infection preventionists and associated staff; the(AFL) is a letter from the Licensing and Certification (L&C) Program to health facilities that are licensed or certified by L&C. The information contained in the AFL may include changes in requirements in healthcare, enforcement, new technologies, and scope of practice, or general information that affects the health facility; CAHAN is the state's web-based information and communications system available on a 24/7/365 basis for distribution of health alerts, dissemination of prevention guidelines, coordination of disease investigation efforts, preparedness planning, and other initiatives that strengthen state and local preparedness  

United States
Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)
- Core Elements for Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nursing Homes
- Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care Facilities
- Influenza Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers - English
- Influenza Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers - Spanish
- Norovirus in Healthcare Settings
- Health Alert Network

- Healthcare-Associated InfectionsPatient Guide

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Nursing Home Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide

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