Sepsis Awareness Toolkit for Healthcare Providers & Local Government

In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Over the last eight years, this health observance has increased sepsis awareness in the United States from 42% to 65%. Despite these great strides, sepsis remains a public health crisis, taking a life every two minutes. Sepsis takes more lives than opioid overdoses, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined.

To continue to raise awareness and decrease sepsis cases, the organization has developed the Sepsis Awareness Toolkit for Healthcare Providers & Local Government. With this toolkit – which includes key messages, patient and community engagement tips, digital communications resources, advocacy tips, event planning resources – invited healthcare professionals in every area of medicine and local government agencies can help save lives by raising awareness of the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals: sepsis.

View the toolkit and check out other ways to get involved in Sepsis Awareness Month.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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