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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs). Our mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.

Most APIC members are nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, or medical technologists who:

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret health data in order to track infection trends, plan appropriate interventions, measure success, and report relevant data to public health agencies.
  • Establish scientifically based infection prevention practices and collaborate with the healthcare team to assure implementation.
  • Work to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in healthcare facilities by isolating sources of infections and limiting their transmission.
  • Educate healthcare personnel and the public about infectious diseases and how to limit their spread.