STRIVE to reduce infections.

The States Targeting Reductions in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) Program was created to align the efforts of health departments, state hospital associations and quality improvement organizations to reduce infections.

In 2016, IHA, the Indiana State Department of Health and Qsource (Indiana’s Quality Innovation Network/Quality Improvement Organization), agreed to coordinate infection prevention efforts and recruit Indiana hospitals to join the STRIVE project.

STRIVE has already accepted six Indiana hospitals into the 12-month program.

These hospitals will work on practices to reduce:

  • Healthcare associated infections such as Clostridium difficile infections (C. diff or CDI)
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia

Funded by the CDC and AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), STRIVE encourages the use of the CDC-developed Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) tools to assist health departments and health care providers in creating quality improvement activities by addressing identified gaps.

Benefits to participating hospital include:

  • Reductions in HAI morbidity and mortality
  • Assistance in using and interpreting Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) strategy reports
  • Support in using CDC’s ICAR tools
  • Access to focused improvement resources and free on-demand education on infection prevention
  • Assistance in accelerating infection prevention strategies
  • Networking and learning with, and benchmarking against, peer hospitals

Indiana project partners include:

Indiana Hospital Association
Indiana State Department of Health
APIC Indiana

For more information, please email Kim Radant.