August 2016

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

View the Current Did You Know?

August 26, 2016
  • Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection.
  • Sepsis begins outside the hospital for nearly 80% of patients, yet 7 in 10 patients with sepsis had recently used healthcare services or had chronic diseases requiring frequent medical care.
  • Health departments can help advance sepsis prevention and promote early recognition, vaccination, and chronic disease management in healthcare and community settings―read how states and health organizations are improving sepsis survival.
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Page last reviewed: August 26, 2016