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Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology

HAI-AR Vision

Improve patient safety by reducing the burden of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections within the state of Indiana.

HAI-AR Mission

  • Conduct surveillance and provide timely outbreak response for antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections.
  • Provide support and resources for antimicrobial stewardship programs across Indiana.
  • Educate healthcare workers, public health professionals, and the public about antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, and healthcare-associated infections.
  • Facilitate relationship building and collaboration among state partners to create a stronger and more prepared Hoosier healthcare and public health community.

Contact Us:

Healthcare-Associated Infections Coordinator

Trent Gulley, MPH


Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO)

Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms (CPO)

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Candida auris

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Vancomycin-Intermediate / Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA / VRSA)

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Indiana Department of Health's Infection Prevention Program provides onsite infection prevention and control expertise to Indiana healthcare facilities.

Click here to visit the Infection Prevention Program webpage.

IDOH's Infection Prevention Program publishes a bi-monthly newsletter called the Infection Prevention Press for Indiana long-term care facilities. To register contact our Infection Prevention Epidemiologist, Bethany Lavender at

Indiana Department of Health's HAI-AR team is responsible for Indiana regulatory rules related to sanitary operations of businesses providing tattoo, body piercing, and eyelash extension services.

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Indiana Department of Health's HAI-AR team responds to inquiries related to bloodborne pathogens and the Indiana Infectious Waste Rule.

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Healthcare-Associated Conditions

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) / Marburg Virus Disease (MVD)

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Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei)

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The purpose of this page is to distribute provider- and patient-specific resources on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), antimicrobial resistance (AR), antimicrobial stewardship (AS) and other infection prevention topics.

This webpage is the product of the collaboration of multiple Indiana healthcare organizations and initiatives.

Click here to visit the webpage for Indiana's Resource Collaborative for the Prevention of HAIs

A webinar designed to provide relevant information to Infection Prevention teams related to the current and emerging reportable diseases.

The Hospital IP Webinar is hosted bi-monthly, started on August 31, 2021, and is designed to inform and promote strategies for hospital infection prevention teams.

Click here to learn more about the Hospital Infection Preventionist Webinar

The Long-term Care IP Webinar is hosted bi-monthly, started September 28, 2021, and is designed to inform and promote strategies for long-term care infection prevention teams.

Click here to learn more about the Long-term Care Infection Preventionist Webinar

Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. The Indiana Department of Health is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Cooperative Agreement. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

For more information on Indiana Department of Health's Project Firstline initiative click here!

Project Firstline

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Indiana AWARE

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