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Advancing Infection Control Capacity & Education (ACE): Coaching to Certification

Get Hands-On Coaching and APIC Study Materials — at No Cost!

The ACE program offers Oregon long-term care infection prevention workers everything they need to achieve their Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®) — for free. This innovative new initiative is being conducted by Comagine Health on behalf the Oregon Health Authority’s Healthcare-Associated Infections Program.

ACE Provides

  • Expert coaching and mentorship
  • APIC membership and fees
  • Textbooks and other materials
  • Preparation to sit for the CIC exam

Get Started

ACE is available to a lead infection prevention staff member in any ODHS-regulated nursing facility, assisted living facility or residential care facility.

Study Group and Coaching Sessions: Beginning Jan. 3, 2023

You will be automatically sent a meeting invite after registering for the study group and coaching sessions for office hour sessions.


Weekly Text Tips for Frontline Health Care Workers

Project Firstline is the CDC’s national training collaborative for infection control designed specifically for the frontline worker featuring:

  • Easily accessible, concise education modules
  • Multiple ways to participate
  • Content for everyone, regardless of background or previous experience with infection prevention and control

See this flyer for more information. Sign up for weekly text messages with infection control and prevention updates:

Text "JoinORIPC" to 59309

Why ACE?

Infection prevention and control programs led by trained professionals are the best defense against infection risks in long-term care. Organizations with certified infection prevention and control staff have better safety records, fewer infections and stronger infection prevention practices.

Under a new Oregon rule, all assisted living and residential care providers in Oregon must designate an individual to be their infection control specialist. Don’t miss this free opportunity!


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Advancing Infection Control Capacity & Education (ACE): Coaching to Certification for staff serving in a lead infection prevention role working in all ODHS-regulated skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and residential care communities is funded by the Oregon Health Authority Healthcare-Associated Infections Program.