The Special Projects Team (SPT) conducts outreach and partnership engagement projects and activities. We work to prevent COVID-19 and other healthcare-associated infections in Washington state.
Team members partner with:
- Healthcare Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance (HAIAR) staff
- department offices
- local health jurisdictions
- local, state, and federal agencies
- long-term care associations and partners
- offers information to staff and internal and external customers on HAIAR partnerships issues.
- supports program planning and evaluation, develops materials, and gathers partners for HAIAR projects.
- uses process improvement, leads multidisciplinary project teams, facilitates varied groups, and provides help with strategic and long-range planning.
The SPT is also part of the Strategic Partners Program (SPP).
The SPP supports COVID-19 and other healthcare-associated infections prevention work in Washington state. They work to strengthen connections between the department and external partners.
The Special Projects Team supports DOH’s ELC Strengthening HAIAR Program Capacity (SHARP) grant with the CDC. The SPT’s support includes:
- helping develop and manage vendor contracts
- maintaining project tracking tools; and
- managing budgets.
HAIAR Special Projects Unit Supervisor
Outreach Partnership Coordinator
Past training opportunities
Protecting Residents from Influenza in Your Adult Family Home
October 5, 2022, A panel of experts from the Department of Health, Public Health-Seattle & King County and DSHS hosted a live webinar to provide information and education about preventing flu outbreaks in adult family homes, and steps to take in case there is one.
View a recording of the live webinar
Toolkit for Preventing Flu in Adult Family Homes (PDF)
October 25, 2022, the DOH and RCS hosted 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 facilities.
View the slides from the presentation (PDF)
Nursing Facilities: Enhanced Barrier Precautions Recommendations (PDF)
Templates to assist hospitals in implementing HB1739
- Risk Assessment Pathogens of Epidemiological Concern (PEC) (PDF)
- Pathogens of Epidemiological Concern (PEC) Gap analysis (PDF)
- Pathogens of Epidemiological Concern (PEC) policy (PDF)