The CDC page for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP). The DHQP is part of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, in CDC’s Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases. The mission of DHQP is to protect patients, protect healthcare personnel, and promote safety, quality, and value in the healthcare delivery system.

Healthcare providers play a crucial role during seasonal flu, and even more so during an influenza pandemic. This website provides guidance, checklists and information that will assist healthcare providers and service organizations in planning and responding to seasonal flu or a pandemic flu outbreak.

There is growing consensus that our ultimate goal should be the elimination of HAIs. To improve coordination and maximize the efficiency of prevention efforts across the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), a senior-level Steering Committee for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections was established in 2008.