The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and
Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for
infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. Our mission
is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is
achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a
Most APIC members are nurses, physicians, public health
professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, or medical
- Collect, analyze, and interpret health data in order to track
infection trends, plan appropriate interventions, measure success, and
report relevant data to public health agencies.
- Establish scientifically based infection prevention practices and collaborate with the healthcare team to assure implementation.
to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in healthcare
facilities by isolating sources of infections and limiting their
- Educate healthcare personnel and the public about infectious diseases and how to limit their spread.