Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI-AR)



Welcome to the Connecticut Department of Public Health's (CTDPH) website for healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AR). A HAI is an infection that a patient gets while receiving healthcare. Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of bacteria an other micro-organisms to resist being killed by antibiotics or other medicines use to treat them. These pages have information about HAIs and AR and how they are prevented, data on HAIs and AR from healthcare facilities and the state as a whole, and an overview of the CTDPH's HAI-AR Program. Click on the words in blue to get more information.  

HAI Data, Reports, and Publications

  • How do healthcare facilities report?
  • Healthcare facility data
  • Interpreting the data and the SIR
  • Legislative reports
  • Publications
  • Reporting requirements

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Healthcare Quality Websites 

Connecticut's HAI-AR Program

  • State Plan
  • Public Education Campaign
  • HAI-AR Advisory Committee, and more 

Reporting Requirements for Healthcare Associated Infections


Learn about HAIs: What They Are And How to Prevent Them


Learn about AR: What It Is And How to Prevent It

Dialysis Facility Resources



What's New


  1. Connecticut Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae provider factsheet
  2. Antimicrobial resistance reporting of carbapenem resistance has been expanded from Enterobacteriace (CRE) to include Acinetobacter baumanni (CRAB). Clinical laboratories reporting CRE and CRAB are also requested to submit the isolates to the State Public Health Laboratory.
  3. The DPH HAI Program is offering Infection Control and Assessment Response visits to long term care facilities, and through the IPRO End Stage Renal Disease Network of New England, to outpatient hemodialysis centers. This CDC-funded activity is an on-site consultation service enabling facilities access to tailored assessments and technical assistance to improve infection control.


To contact the Healthcare Associated Infections Program, please call 860-509-7995.