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Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

By 2012, APIC will be recognized as the leader in infection prevention and control by practitioners, policy makers, healthcare executives, and consumers. In order to do so, APIC is working toward achieving the following goals APIC will emphasize prevention and promote zero tolerance for healthcare-associated infections and other adverse events, APIC will ensure that appropriate standards and measures are set by which infection prevention and control programs are evaluated by regulatory agencies, healthcare executives, payers and consumers, Infection prevention and control will be recognized as a separate and distinct profession, whose members are positioned for leadership roles in healthcare, APIC will serve as a catalyst for leading edge research for the prevention of infection and associated adverse outcomes and APIC will play a leadership role in emergency preparedness related to infection prevention and control, including emerging and reemerging diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters and other issues.

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