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Spread the Word, Not the Germs: A Toolkit for Faith Communities

Reilly, Janet Resop; Hovarter, Rebecca; Mrochek, Tracy; Mittelstadt-Lock, Kay; Schmitz, Sue; Nett, Sue; Turner, Mary Jo; Moore, Ellen; Howden, Mary; Laabs, Cheryl; Behm, Linda

Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31822afe7f
Feature: research/parish nursing
Abstract

A volunteer workgroup of public health personnel and parish nurses in Wisconsin collaborated to develop the Infection Control and Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for the Faith Community to help prepare congregations for health emergencies and prevent the spread of disease. This article reports a pilot study of the toolkit with 30 parishes/churches, focusing on the infection control portion of the materials.

In Brief

How can churches help prevent the spread of infection? Discover and download the Infection Control and Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for the Faith Community.

Author Information

The authors represent a voluntary workgroup of public health personnel and parish nurses in Wisconsin who collaborated to compile, disseminate, and pilot test the Infection Control and Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for the Faith Community.

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