New Infection Preventionist Guidance

New Infection Preventionist Guidance

For Acute Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities


The Acute Communicable Diseases Team from the Division of Communicable Disease and Prevention works closely with Alameda healthcare facilities to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases.

We encourage you to join the following two monthly Microsoft Teams calls by sending an email to Paulyn Bello ( requesting an email invitation:

  1. Public Health and Provider Calls
    Held monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 12pm – 1pm.

    The objectives of these calls are to:
    • Inform clinicians regarding infectious diseases topics that public health staff are working on
    • Promote collaboration between clinicians and public health staff; and
    • Increase awareness among public health staff regarding initiatives clinical colleagues are implementing regarding diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of infectious diseases
  2. Multidrug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Collaborative Calls
    Held on the last Thursday of the month from 12pm – 1pm.

    The objectives of these calls are to:
    • Foster open dialogue among the Alameda County healthcare continuum
    • Share experiences around infection control
    • Foster peer-to-peer learning and partnerships
    • Build partnership with Alameda County Public Health Department beyond outbreak management
    • Highlight successes and challenges on infection control and prevention efforts
    • Share data and resources to support efforts as available

Resource List

As a resource list for new Infection Preventionists we recommend reviewing the following:

Additional Training Resources



Please reach out to to introduce yourself and ensure we have your contact information in the event that we need to reach you and your healthcare facility.

We look forward to working with you to limit the development and transmission of all communicable diseases in Alameda County.


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