OHQ & HHS Partnership for Patients Launch New Infection Prevention Campaign

The Office of Healthcare Quality and the HHS Partnership for Patients have announced the launch of a new infection prevention campaign for families and cargegivers.


The "WAVE" campaign is designed to help family members and caregivers educate themselves about healthcare-associated infections and the steps they can take to protect their loved ones.


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WAVE stands for the following:

  • "W" — Wash hands
  • "A" — Ask questions
  • "V" — Vaccinate
  • "E" — Ensure safety


The campaign provides several free, downloadable tools — a wallet card, brochure and two posters — organizations can use to support their infection prevention efforts. To learn more about and downloaded these tools, click here.


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