ICYMI: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Invites Nursing Homes to Participate in Safety Program for MRSA Prevention

Enrollment is currently open for a free 18-month program aiming to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) with a focus on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

This program combines evidence-based guidance with implementation strategies to address the attitudes, beliefs, culture, and barriers that often pose challenges to optimizing infection prevention practices. Participation in this AHRQ program will provide nursing homes with technical assistance, coaching, webinars, and tools to support their infection prevention program. Continuing education credits will be offered at no charge for participants.

This program is funded and guided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and
led by Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

Benefits of participation

  • Reduce SSIs, with a focus on SSIs caused by MRSA
  • Promote and optimize infection prevention practices
  • Enhance teamwork and communication around SSIs and MRSA prevention
  • Improve resident safety and safety culture


Enrollment for the program is currently open. Interested nursing homes may complete an online application.

Learn more

Visit the program website or email MRSAPrevention@norc.org for more information.