Education and Awareness

The Rory Staunton Foundation is the only sepsis organization to provide comprehensive K-12 sepsis education. Our lesson plans were developed in partnership with New York State Department of Education and the American Federation of Teachers. Starting in kindergarten, the lessons progressively educate young people about wound care and the signs and science of sepsis and infection and show students how to become public health advocates in their communities.

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Ms. Ann Smith teaches students at Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in Queens, New York

In November, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed Rory Staunton’s Law, requiring all New York schools to receive sepsis education resources, free of charge.

Our lesson plans and supplementary resources are available for download from this webpage. They can also be found on New York State’s Department of Education website and through the AFT’s Share My Lesson platform, used by over 1.2 million educators nationwide.

By educating the next generation of parents, teachers, and caregivers, we can drastically reduce the sepsis death toll. View a short video of our lesson plans in action, and then download our resources for your classroom.