Recommendations from the association for professionals in infection prevention control and epidemiology health inequalities & disparities task force

Published:October 14, 2022DOI:


      • APIC agrees with other national groups that racism in healthcare is a public health threat.
      • HIDTF was formed and charged by APIC to explore these inequities.
      • The HIDTF made 6 recommendations and urged APIC to create a committee to continue the work.
      In June 2021, a task force commissioned by the Board of Directors of the Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (APIC) evaluated the landscape of health inequity and health disparities as they apply to infection prevention in health care settings. This task force, consisting of infection preventionists across the country, convened to evaluate current literature, identify relevant issues and make recommendations to the APIC Board of Directors for action steps to be taken.

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