Infection Prevention Resource and Assessment Team (IPRAT)

The MDHHS Infection Prevention Resource and Assessment Team (IPRAT) is a team of subject matter experts from the Communicable Disease Division.  The IPRAT is a group that Local Health Departments (LHDs) and/or Long Term Care facilities (LTCs) can go to with questions about infection prevention, personal protective equipment (PPE), and CDC guidance interpretation. If a jurisdiction needs help with assessments (e.g. the tele-ICAR) or determining the best way to prioritize facilities, we can help!

LHDs and LTCs can coordinate with MDHHS IPRAT:

  • Technical assistance with infection prevention questions such as, personal protective
    equipment (PPE), cohorting residents, testing strategies, staff exclusion, etc.
  • Review of infection prevention policies, procedures and practices at LTC facilities and
    other congregate settings
  • Conduct Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICARs) for LTCs to prevent or contain COVID-19
  • Review and interpretation of the latest CDC and MDHHS guidance
  • Assist Local Health Departments with prioritizing facilities in their jurisdiction to focus resources and supplies

To submit questions or request assistance contact us by email at MDHHS-iPRAT@michigan.gov.

IPRAT Description PDF

Meet IPRAT Webinar - YouTube

IPRAT Newsletter - May 2021