Special Projects

The Special Projects Team (SPT) collaborates with staff across HAIAR, other DOH offices, local health jurisdictions (LHJs), and other state agencies on issues related to the prevention of COVID-19 and other healthcare-associated infections in Washington state. The team contributes to this mission by conducting outreach and partnership engagement projects and activities as part of the Strategic Partners Program (SPP). The SPP advances the prevention of COVID-19 and other healthcare-associated infections in Washington state by strengthening connections between the DOH and its external partners, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and LHJs.

The Special Projects Team provides management analyses to staff and both internal and external customers regarding issues related to HAIAR partnerships. The team supports program planning and evaluation, develops materials, and convenes partners for HAIAR projects. The team is responsible for implementing process improvement solutions, leading multidisciplinary project teams of subject matter experts, facilitating interaction between diverse groups, and providing consultation and assistance with the implementation of strategic and long-range planning activities.

The Special Projects Team’s work supports DOH’s ELC Strengthening HAIAR Program Capacity (SHARP) grant with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by assisting with the development and management of vendor contracts, maintaining project tracking tools, and managing budgets.

Our Team

Bonita Campo
HAIAR Special Projects Unit Supervisor

Bonita.Campo@doh.wa.gov

Andrea Een
LHJ Coordinator

Jamie Ford
Outreach Partnership Coordinator

Jamie.Ford@doh.wa.gov

Training Opportunities

Protecting Residents from Influenza in Your Adult Family Home

A panel of experts from the Department of Health, Public Health-Seattle & King County and DSHS will provide information and education about preventing flu outbreaks in adult family homes, and steps to take in case there is one. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation, and the Department of Health will provide a Flu Prevention Toolkit. 

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Adult Family Homes Flu Webinar Online

October 5th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM. There will be one webinar that will be recorded for later viewing for those who cannot attend

CE: 1.5 hours of CE are available for members who register and attend the live Webinar.

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Information for Nursing Facilities on Enhanced Barrier Precautions Recommendations

Join DOH and RCS for an hour-long webinar on the recently updated CDC recommendations for use of Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP) in nursing facilities. EBP is an important tool to prevent the spread of multi-drug-resistant organisms in your facility. This webinar will include an overview of EBP and resources to assist you with implementation, information from RCS, and an extended opportunity for Q&A with our panelists. Please register in advance, and feel free to share with others SNF/NH providers who would be interested in attending.

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Nursing facility staff and providers Barrier Precautions Webinar Online, Zoom

Tuesday, Oct 11th 2-3 pm

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Nursing facility staff and providers Barrier Precautions Webinar Online, Zoom

Tuesday, Oct 25th 2-3 pm

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