HAI Advisory Group

Virginia Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Group (VHAG)

The Virginia Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Advisory Group is a voluntary, statewide, multidisciplinary group that coordinates the efforts of the Commonwealth’s HAI stakeholders to align strategies, share information and resources, and produce synergies that will accelerate statewide and individual institutional progress in preventing HAIs and antimicrobial resistance (AR).

The group is co-led by the 1) Virginia Department of Health, 2) Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, and 3) Health Quality Innovators, the Virginia Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization.

2024 Meeting Schedule

February 8, 2024   |   May 9, 2024   |   August 8, 2024   |   November 7, 2024

Working Groups

Annual Priority Workgroup

Every year, this workgroup decides on a specific HAI topic of concern that has statewide implications. The annual priority for 2019 is standing up the Virginia Frontline Provider Infectious Disease Advisors group. The goal is to get feedback from frontline providers on the challenges of working with patients and staff on the prevention and control of multidrug-resistant organisms. Find out more information and see how to sign up here.

Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup

The Antibiotic Stewardship workgroup aims to ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics, improve patient outcomes, decrease adverse effects, reduce antimicrobial resistance, and decrease health care costs.

Infection Prevention Education Workgroup

This workgroup focuses on providing education and trainings for healthcare workers in order to provide tools and resources to help decrease HAIs. It also assists the other workgroups with educational support on current priority issues and healthcare concerns related to HAIs.

More from the HAI Advisory Group

Want to learn more about or join the Virginia HAI Advisory Group?

Please email hai@vdh.virginia.gov

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