Initiative Aimed at Reducing Health Care-Associated Infections

February 14, 2012

Several free materials have been developed to help prevent infections in health care facilities, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

HHS and the Partnership for Patients have developed “WAVE” materials to encourage consumers to become involved in patient safety. The acronym “WAVE” stands for “Wash Hands,” “Ask Questions,” “Vaccinate” and “Ensure Safety.”

Click here to download “WAVE” posters, a wallet card and a brochure. For additional information about the “WAVE” materials, please contact