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Since the publication of "A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals" in 2008, prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a national priority. Despite improvements, preventable HAIs continue to occur. The 2014 updates to the Compendium were created to provide acute care hospitals with(More)
Nancy Fried Foster is senior anthropologist at Ithaka S+R, where she helps libraries and organizations use ethnographic and participatory methods to understand their users and then design spaces, services, and technologies to meet their needs. Since 2009, she has worked through the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL) to(More)
Notice This report has been reviewed by the National Ocean Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and approved for publication. Such approval does not signify that the contents of this report necessarily represent the official position of NOAA or of the Government of the United States, nor does mention of trade names or(More)
13 The Health Industry Forum is based at Brandeis University, chaired by Professor Stuart Altman, and directed by Robert Mechanic. The Forum brings together public policy experts and senior executives from leading healthcare organizations to address challenging health policy issues. The Forum conducts independent, objective policy analysis and provides(More)
Int J Exerc Sci 4(4) : 217-228, 2011. Children that are classified as obese (body mass index (BMI) > 95 th percentile for age and sex, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have an increased risk for metabolic and cardiovascular complications. Family based programs that focus on physical activity (PA) and healthy eating are recommended for treatment(More)
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