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Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)

Antimicrobial Resistance (AR)

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.


Trent Gulley, MPH
Healthcare-Associated Infections Coordinator

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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Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB)

Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDR-PA)

Pan-drug Resistant Organisms

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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. Click here to learn more.

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

Click here to learn more.

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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Drug Diversion

Injection Safety

Clostridioides difficile (C.dif.)

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

Indiana's Resource Collaborative is designed 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 and is the product of the collaboration of multiple Indiana healthcare organizations and initiatives.

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 and is designed to inform and promote strategies for hospital infection prevention teams.

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

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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Acute Care Hospitals

Small and Critical Access Hospitals

Long-term Care Facilities

Outpatient Care Facilities