Nursing Home and Long Term Care Facility Strike Team and Infrastructure Project

Sponsored by University of Florida and the State of Florida, Department of Health

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Project Summary

The University of Florida is leading efforts to support and educate Nursing Homes and Long Term Care facilities in infection control and prevention. This 22-month project is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Health through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Nursing Home and Long Term Care Facility Strike Team and Infrastructure initiative.  

As a part of the project, the UF team and our educational partners* will: 

  • Conduct a needs assessment survey to understand the state of infection control and prevention in Nursing Homes and Long Term Care facilities across Florida. 
  • Create a best practices manual and resource guide for infection prevention and control in Nursing Home and Long Term Care facilities
  • Host educational Learning Collaboratives for Nursing Home and Long Term Care employees to learn and share best practices
  • Provide ongoing education, training materials, resources, and mentorship for participants seeking knowledge and skills to improve their processes and facilities 

Your input and engagement are needed! By completing the needs assessment survey, you will provide needed information for our team to develop Learning Collaborative topics and related training materials that meet your needs. Through the Learning Collaboratives, our team will provide enriching opportunities to bridge current knowledge gaps, share best practices, and improve the overall state of participating Nursing Homes and Long Term Care facilities.  

*UF has partnered with RB Health Inc. and Alliant Health Solutions to co-create some of the educational materials.

Project Directory

Lee Revere
Department: HP-HEALTH SERVICES ADMIN

Lee Revere

CHAIR & PROF
Cindy A Prins
Department: Department of Epidemiology

Cindy A Prins

Clinical Associate Professor Of Epidemiology
Kartik Cherabuddi
Department: MD-INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Kartik Cherabuddi MD, FACP, FIDSA

Associate Professor Of Medicine, Antibiotic Stewardship Program Director

UF Team and Partners

  • Mishal Khan
    Research Coordinator, Department of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy
    UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Jamie L. Pomeranz, PhD, CRC, CLCP
    Clinical Professor, Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy
    UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Cassandra Johnson
    Student Assistant
  • Nicole M. Marlow, PhD, MSPH
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy
    UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Ann L. Horgas, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science
    UF College of Nursing
  • Sally Marie Bethart, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PHNA-BC, CNE
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Community, and Health Systems Science
    UF College of Nursing
  • Veena Venugopalan, PharmD
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
    UF College of Pharmacy
  • Chang-Yu Wu, PhD, MS
    Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
    UF Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment
  • Antarpreet Singh Jutla, PhD, MSc, MTech, BTech
    Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
    UF Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment