About Our Mission and Vision

Mission

APIC's mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The Association's more than 11,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and hospital epidemiology in health care settings around the globe. APIC's members are nurses, epidemiologists, physicians, PhDs, microbiologists, clinical pathologists, laboratory technicians and public health professionals. APIC advances its mission through education, research, consultation, collaboration, practice guidance, public policy and credentialing.

By 2012, APIC will be recognized as the leader in infection prevention and control by practitioners, policy makers, healthcare executives, and consumers. In order to do so, APIC is working toward achieving the following goals:

  1. APIC will emphasize prevention and promote zero tolerance for healthcare-associated infections and other adverse events.
  2. APIC will ensure that appropriate standards and measures are set by which infection prevention and control programs are evaluated by regulatory agencies, healthcare executives, payers and consumers.
  3. Infection prevention and control will be recognized as a separate and distinct profession, whose members are positioned for leadership roles in healthcare.
  4. APIC will serve as a catalyst for leading edge research for the prevention of infection and associated adverse outcomes.
  5. APIC will play a leadership role in emergency preparedness related to infection prevention and control, including emerging and reemerging diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters and other issues.

Click here to learn about defining the objective.

 

Vision

We may never eliminate infection entirely, yet working together –Infection Preventionists, physicians, hospital administrators and the public –we have the potential to approach zero by pursuing perfection.

(The above are excerpts from the APIC national organization)

Membership
Welcome members of APIC Indiana! If you are a new member of APIC Indiana, please contact me so that I can send you information about our Chapter and Regions.
In order to be a member of APIC-Indiana, you must first have a membership in the national organization. The state organization dues are set by the Board of Directors and are currently $20  Join the national organization by selecting this link. www.APIC.org  Be sure to indicate that you want to be a member of APIC-Indiana, Chapter 076 and add the Indiana fees to the membership payment.
Once you join, all APIC members can access their personal membership information and check it for accuracy.  We encourage you to do this.  If you find that any of the information is incorrect or needs to be updated, you can make those corrections on-line.   
Remember too, when you renew your membership with APIC to include your fee ($20) for our Indiana Chapter. If you don’t, you won’t be included in our chapter roster and receive the mailings and e-mailings for our chapter (Newsletter, program fliers, and other important state-specific announcements/business).