Infection Prevention Resource and Assessment Team (IPRAT)

The MDHHS Infection Prevention Resource and Assessment Team (IPRAT) is a team of subject matter experts from the Communicable Disease Division.  The IPRAT is a group that Local Health Departments (LHDs) and/or Long Term Care facilities (LTCs) can go to with questions about infection prevention, personal protective equipment (PPE), and CDC guidance interpretation. If a jurisdiction needs help with assessments (e.g. the tele-ICAR) or determining the best way to prioritize facilities, we can help!

LHDs and LTCs can coordinate with MDHHS IPRAT:

  • Technical assistance with infection prevention questions such as, personal protective
    equipment (PPE), cohorting residents, testing strategies, staff exclusion, etc.
  • Review of infection prevention policies, procedures and practices at LTC facilities and
    other congregate settings
  • Conduct Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICARs) for LTCs to prevent or contain COVID-19
  • Review and interpretation of the latest CDC and MDHHS guidance
  • Assist Local Health Departments with prioritizing facilities in their jurisdiction to focus resources and supplies

To submit questions or request assistance contact us by email at

IPRAT Description PDF

Meet IPRAT Webinar - YouTube

IPRAT Newsletter - May 2021