About Our Organization
The Healthcare Surfaces Institute is a cutting-edge collaboration between organizations and professionals working to mitigate the spread of healthcare associated infections with a focus on surfaces.
Our mission is to:
"Reduce preventable infections through collaboration of industry, academia, science, regulatory, and service sectors by interrupting the transmission of surface related pathogens in healthcare in support of community health."
This work will be accomplished during an annual meeting and through workgroups that carry out projects throughout the year.
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!
The Healthcare Surfaces Institute is a nonprofit corporation and shall be operated exclusively for scientific, educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.