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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

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31822afe7f
Feature: research/parish nursing

A volunteer workgroup of public health personnel and parish nurses in Wisconsin collaborated to develop theInfection Control and Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for the Faith Communityto 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.

How can churches help prevent the spread of infection? Discover and download the Infection Control and Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for the Faith Community. Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text.

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.

Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.journalofchristiannursing.com).

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