The Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE), located at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, supports the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections across North Carolina and beyond by providing education and consultation to healthcare personnel in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other medical facilities. Experts in disinfection and sterilization, infectious disease, and various aspects of healthcare-associated infection control combine their vast knowledge and experience to provide high quality infection control courses and consultation.

SPICE, which was established in 1980, originally focused on tuberculosis management and the development of infection control programs at community hospitals. In 1988 long term care facilities, local health departments and other health care facilities became part of an expanded focus for SPICE. Since 1991 SPICE has provided training and daily consultation to thousands of health care personnel as the administrator of the NC approved courses to meet the requirements of the North Carolina Infection Control Law: 10A NCAC 41A.0206.

SPICE is funded by the State of North Carolina, NC Area Health Education Centers (travel support), grants, and revenue from SPICE courses.

SPICE Address and Phone

CB# 7030, Bioinformatics 2156
130 Mason Farm Road
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-7030
phone: 919-966-3242
FAX: 919-843-9979