Important New Study on Patient Care Transitions & Infection Control

The Columbia University School of Nursing is conducting a new, nationwide research study to learn more about patient care transitions and current infection prevention and control policies and processes in post-acute care settings, as well as experiences of nursing home and home healthcare personnel throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Briefly, participation in the study involves one telephone interview (lasting approximately 30-90 minutes) with 3 staff members knowledgeable about patient care and infection prevention and control infrastructure and policies at your agency. Potential participants may include: administrator/clinical manager, field RN, and home health aide. We can conduct the interviews in English or Spanish, depending on the participant’s preference. The interviews would be confidential and we would provide a $100 honorarium per participant (up to $300 per agency) in the form of a Visa gift card.

If you decide that your agency would like to participate in the study, the next step would be to schedule a brief call with the study team. You can contact us at 833-822-7677 or email us at to discuss more about study participation and to schedule interviews.