June 27, 2023

APIC announces formation of Health Equity Fund

Editor's Note

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), on June 26, announced the creation of the APIC Health Equity Fund, which will help underwrite the cost of infection prevention and control (IPC) tools and resources for underserved communities in the US.

For the first 3 years, the fund will focus on a scholarship program for critical access hospitals. Each selected hospital will receive:

  • Up to 150 hours of IPC consulting services
  • 2 APIC memberships and chapter memberships for 2 years
  • 2 subscriptions to APIC Text for 2 years
  • 2 certification prep courses
  • 2 free a-IPC or CIC certification exams
  • Access to APIC Policies and Procedures Library for 2 years
  • Membership in APIC’s critical access hospital virtual network
  • 2 APIC Annual Conference registrations for 2 years plus travel.

Each year,  for 3 years, three critical access hospitals will receive the awards. The value of each scholarship is $50,346.

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