Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) Program


The ICAR is a CDC-funded program focused on supporting state-driven efforts to assess and improve infection prevention practices and guide quality improvement activities. The assessments are completely voluntary and non-punative.

Assessment Tools

The following tools are used by state health departments for infection prevention assessments. These tools may also be used by healthcare facilities to conduct internal quality improvement assessments.

Contact Information

Acute Care Hospitals:

Acute Healthcare Facility Coordinator

Long Term Care & Dialysis Facilities:

Healthcare Facilities Assessment Coordinator

Outpatient Settings:

Outpatient Healthcare Assessment Coordinator 


CDC Infection Control Assessment Tools

HAI Toolkit for Long Term Care (New!)



Page last updated: May 19, 2017