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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. 

IPRAT partners and collaborates with Local Health Departments (LHDs), Long Term Care facilities (LTCs), and other congregate settings to provide and strengthen infection prevention practice, containment strategies, and prevention plans.   

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How Can We Partner? Here Are A Few Ways:

Technical assistance with infection prevention questions such as, personal protective equipment (PPE), cohorting residents, testing strategies, staff concerns and/or issues, etc.

Review of infection prevention policies, procedures, and practices at LTC facilities and other congregate settings

Conduct virtual and on-site Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICARs) in congregate settings (healthcare and non-healthcare) to prevent or contain COVID-19 and other pathogens.


Review and interpretation of the latest CMS, CDC, and MDHHS guidance

Assist Local Health Departments with prioritizing facilities in their jurisdiction to focus resources and supplies

Provide education sessions to staff, community members, and administration on guidelines, education, topics of interest, and infection prevention best practices


Education Sessions Currently Available:

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  • Basics of PPE
  • Extended PPE
  • Vaccine Education
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Sharps Safety
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Clean to Dirty Workflow
  • Cleaning and Disinfection Presentation
  • Mental Health and Well-being Presentation from our partners at Stay Well Michigan



The Team



COVID-19 Resources

Infection Prevention Printable Resources

Spanish Version: Cuándo y cómo lavarse las manos | El lavado de las manos | CDC


Infection Prevention Video Resources 




Phone: 517-335-8165 (Mon. - Fri. 8 a..m. - 5 p.m.)

517-335-9030 (After Hours/Holidays)

Fax: 517-335-8263

Address: 333 South Grand Lansing, MI (office currently closed)