On June 30, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to gather its key partners in the Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections to provide updates on the initiative and engage in a dialogue about potential next steps. The Recovery Act HAI initiatives, including the ASC HAI initiative, are distinct from, but consistent with the goals, objectives, and recommendations in the HHS Action Plan. We are sharing with you the information HHS provided to us so that you can, in turn, provide it to interested individuals in your areas and other organizations, as appropriate. The June 30th meeting is in Washington, DC. Future meetings may take place in Seattle, Denver, and Chicago.