Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi that people get while receiving healthcare for another condition. HAIs can happen in any healthcare setting including hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. HAIs can cause death and illness among vulnerable community members and therefore, are a public health priority. The most common HAIs are central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and ventilator associated pneumonia. About one in every 31 hospital patients are diagnosed with a healthcare-associated infection per day. The Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services HAI Program collaborates with infection preventionists, directors of nursing, administrators, and leaders within our local healthcare facilities to prevent and respond to healthcare-associated and emerging diseases.
Information on HAI
HAI Prevention and Reporting
Healthcare Facility Partners
Healthcare-Associated Infections Data
Are you a health provider or community member looking for more information about HAIs?
Contact the Healthcare Associated Infections program
(562) 570-4302 Available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm