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STRIVE - States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative has joined the final cohort of STRIVE, a 12-month program for hospitals interested in improving general infection prevention and control practices. All Kansas hospitals and LTACHs are eligible to join KHC in Cohort 4, starting June 2017.

STRIVE is a national initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and administered by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). Hospitals will collaborate to work on practices that will reduce healthcare-associated infections, such as Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia.

STRIVE Onboarding  Schedule

Links to join the webinars have been emailed to the STRIVE Cohort participants. 
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.




June 8

11:00 a.m.

Program overview – goals and how to implement the program

Onboarding 1 outlines the impetus for the STRIVE program, explains the benefits and requirements of program participation and describes how partnerships and collaboration can help reduce HAIs.

June 22

11:00 a.m.

Using ICAR/PCA results to tailor each hospital’s educational experience

Onboarding 2 is designed to help participants understand the CDC’s ICAR approach to infection prevention and how this assessment along with tracking outcome and process data can be used to drive change.

July 6

11:00 a.m.

Using program tools and resources

Onboarding 3 will help participants identify how to navigate through the eLearning platform, on-demand educational courses, and project website. This webinar highlights various tools and resources available to participating hospitals.

July 20

11:00 a.m.

Team formation – engaging and leading team members

Onboarding 4 discusses the necessity of having multidisciplinary teams lead infection prevention initiatives, as one individual or department cannot do the work alone. This webinar will share how to apply team-building principles, recommend individuals to include on the core implementation team and identify how state organizations can be partners in infection prevention.

The informational webinar for STRIVE Cohort 4 was held May 1.  The recording and handouts are now available:

For more information, contact Michele Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 785-231-1321.