Infection Control Advocate and Resident Education (ICARE)


The ICARE program aims to educate, engage, and empower people to promote and practice infection prevention and control, respecting the rights and roles of residents and their advocates for the delivery of quality care. 

The objectives of the ICARE program are:

  • To provide education to prevent and control the spread of infection and disease while promoting the well-being of nursing home residents.
  • Develop and implement infection prevention and control practices that engage and empower nursing home community members (residents, families, and staff).
  • Build partnerships among nursing home community members to improve quality care.

Use the links below to view the ICARE resources and materials designed and available for specific groups below:

Learn how residents and family members can work with nursing home leadership and staff to prevent and control infections while protecting resident rights.



Nursing home leadership and staff  can take small steps to implement high-quality infection prevention and control practices. Learn how ICARE can help your nursing home community prevent and control infections while delivering person-centered care.

Long-term care ombudsmen and other nursing home advocates such as public health agencies, quality improvement organizations, and volunteers advocate for the delivery of high quality care in nursing homes. Learn how ICARE can support these advocacy efforts.




Additional Information

Dr. Diana Cervantes Sm (2) Diana Cervantes MS, MPH, DrPH, CIC, FAPIC

ICARE Program Developer and Director


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Matthew Biggerstaff OMS-III, MPH Student

ICARE Program Web Assistance and Content Creation


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Chimezirim Ezeano, MPH student

ICARE Program Content Creation


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28735. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.