Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources
Division of Laboratory Systems:
Public Health Grand Rounds:
2015 HA-VTE Prevention Challenge
As many as 900,000 Americans are affected by blood clots each year and half of these are healthcare-associated. An estimated 70% of healthcare-associated blood clots are avoidable, yet fewer than half of hospitalized patients receive appropriate preventive treatment. CDC is looking for solutions for improving HA-VTE prevention.
The 2015 HA-VTE Prevention Challenge is looking for hospitals and managed care organizations that implement innovative and effective ways to prevent HA-VTE.
Nominate your organization for the chance to be awarded prizes up to $10,000, promote your strategy to help other organizations prevent HA-VTE in patients, and be named a HA-VTE Prevention Challenge Champion! The contest opens November 2, 2015.
It’s easy! Simply visit https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/healthcare-associated-venous-thromboembolism-ha-vte-prevention-challenge/ for further details. You can also download the following resources: