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.

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. 

Audience What Where When CE
Adult Family Homes Flu Webinar Online Date TBD (early to mid-September) 1.5 hours of CE are available for members who register and attend the Webinar.