Chapter Excellence Award

award 2017

APIC Northern NJ received the Chapter Excellence Award for Clinical and Professional Practice in June 2017.   A small group of APIC Northern NJ chapter members gathered and aligned their resources in order to support APIC’s mission and strategic plan at the local level; forming the NHSN work group.  The tools they developed improve workflow and consistent application of NHSN surveillance definitions.  The NHSN worksheets are posted for everyone to use, and are available under “Tools” in the “Resources” section of the chapter website.  



APICNNJ Recipient of IIPW Award 2013

APIC Northern NJ was the recipient of the 2013 International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) Community Education Grant ($500) and was proud to partner with The Water Project. 

In collaborating with The Water Project (, a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; we raised funds in order to provide sanitation, hygiene education, as well as clean safe drinking water to people without it in the developing world.   

The Water Project goes beyond sanitation and hygiene education by providing the technology and financial assistance needed to improve health outcomes and reduce the incidence of water related infections. Funding is directed to building and repair of wells, sand dams and other water technologies in sub-Saharan countries of Africa where clean and safe water is scarce.

Through our IIPW Grant and membership efforts, APICNNJ raised over $8,700 which funded two projects in Kenya. 

Total number of people impacted: 1,000

To view details including photos and video, information about the communities impacted, and project updates: