The HHS Office of Healthcare Quality is soliciting public comments on new draft components of the “HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections.” Specifically, HHS seeks comments on its draft strategies to prevent and reduce healthcare-associated infections in ambulatory surgical centers and in end-stage renal disease facilities, along with a draft strategy to increase influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel. These “Tier 2 modules” would expand HHS’s initiative beyond the current focus on reducing hospital-acquired infections (Tier 1). Comments will be accepted until October 11, 2010.