Kentucky State Regional Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Program

​The Kentucky State Regional Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (K-STRIPE) committee is a group of professionals from different health care fields dedicated to preventing healthcare-associated infections. These professionals volunteer their time and expertise to create collaborative prevention efforts across the state. 

The following groups, organizations, or individual representatives participate in the K-STRIPE Committee:
  • Kentucky Department for Public Health
  • Kentucky Hospital Association 
  • Infection Perfectionists from three local KY chapters of the Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention, Control and Epidemiology 
  • Infectious Disease Board Certified Physicians
  • Health Care Excel of Kentucky (Kentucky QIO for CMS)
  • Kentucky State Lab
  • Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
  • Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • Renal Network
  • Friedell Committee
  • University of Kentucky College of Public Health
  • University of KY Office for Rural Health
  • University of Louisville School Public Health and Information Sciences
  • Local Health Department Director
  • Regional Epidemiologist in Kentucky
  • Pharmacist
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Infection Preventionist
  • Insurance Third-Party Payor - Humana
  • Kentucky Office Inspector General (non-voting member)

K-STRIPE Mission Statement

To promote a safe health care environment for Kentuckians by reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections through evidence-based prevention activities.

For more information about K-STRIPE, please contact:

Andrea Flinchum, MPH, BSN, CIC, HAI Program Manager, KDPH Division of Epidemiology

Fontaine Sands, DrPH, MSN, CIC, HAI Program Infection Preventionist, KDPH

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