What is CDC Doing?

CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion’s sepsis-related work includes:

  • Developing tools for tracking sepsis, such as:
  • Working with partners, including the CDC Prevention Epicenters, and other Federal agencies, to develop innovative ways to improve sepsis early detection and treatment.
  • Promoting early recognition and timely treatment of sepsis through:
    • Get Ahead of Sepsis, CDC’s educational effort for patients, family members/caregivers and healthcare professionals—information available on the Educational Information page of this website.
    • Collaboration with partners, including government, hospital associations, patient representatives, professional societies for clinical providers, and quality improvement organizations to amplify sepsis awareness efforts and improve antibiotic prescribing and use.
  • Preventing infections that can lead to sepsis in healthcare and community settings. See Infection Control.