Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practices are used daily to prevent or stop the spread of infections and disease in the general community and in all types of healthcare settings. These practices include standard recommendations proven to reduce the risk of disease transmission and represent essential actions for patient safety and quality of healthcare. A basic understanding of IPC standard practices is necessary to implement safe and responsible care and ensure these practices are followed by all.  Links are provided to full guidelines and source documents for more details and background information.

In addition to HAI/AR staff at Central Office, a team of Regional Infection Preventionists is available for IPC consultation. Click on the map to obtain contact information for the Regional Infection Preventionists in your area.

Virginia IP Map


For more information on infection prevention and control education and training, please visit the VDH Project Firstline website.

Additional questions about infection prevention and control? Please contact