Mission & Goals

Our Mission

Reduce preventable infections through the collaboration of industry, academia, science, regulatory, and service sectors by interrupting the transmission of surface related pathogens in healthcare in support of the community and public health.

Our Goals

Focus a spotlight on the role surface disinfection compatibility plays in an urgent public health issue.

Cross the bridge between the people who work in healthcare facilities and the people who design them in order to create a safe environment that addresses the real-life.

Perform and publish research to educate the world on how microbes harbor and live within surfaces and on products in the healthcare environment.

Help healthcare facilities identify specific products that can be efficiently and effectively disinfected via a minimum testing standard and certification program to validate surface disinfection compatibility.

Our Work

The role of the Institute is to address the foundational issue of surfaces, which is virtually overlooked, but provides an opportunity to realize sustainable reductions.


We provide a platform for collaboration between organizations and individuals focused in all areas of expertise to identify critical surface issues and develop multi-modal solutions to mitigate the spread of infection.


We collaborate, support and develop educational programs and materials.


We develop guidelines and best practices as it relates to surfaces within healthcare facilities.


We review existing research and make recommendations for additional necessary systematic work in order to increase stock of knowledge and to devise new applications.


We support policy changes driven by research and best practices that mitigate the spread of infection and provides a safe healthcare environment for healthcare workers, patients and the general public.


While the focus of the Institute is healthcare, outcomes as a result of the Healthcare Surfaces Institute reach far beyond just healthcare to include education, transportation, tourism and many others.

Healthcare Surfaces Institute

Healthcare Surfaces Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible. Copyright © 2021 Healthcare Surfaces Institute. All rights reserved.

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