Education and Awareness

Over 60% of adults in America have never heard of sepsis. The Rory Staunton Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that families and medical practitioners understand the threat of sepsis and have the knowledge they need to keep their loved ones and patients safe.

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  • To educate a new generation to protect itself against sepsis, the Foundation has developed an education module for middle and high school students examining the science of infectious diseases with a focus on sepsis. The module, entitled PROJECT SEPSIS: Infection, Detection & the Immune System, was piloted in New York City classrooms in September 2015, and is now available to school districts, principals, and teachers. For more information or to introduce the sepsis module into your school, email us at
  • The Foundation is developing a sepsis education program for youth groups and elementary schools. Stay tuned for updates!
  • In September 2015, the Foundation launched a national sepsis awareness campaign to educate the public about the Signs of Sepsis. The campaign will continue to grow and target specific audiences, including school children and parents.
  • Through conferences, webinars, blogs, and forums, the Foundation works to educate the medical community about the human face of sepsis and the importance of implementing and observing strict protocols to improve early diagnosis and treatment.

Sepsis Education for a Safer Future

Students at Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in Queens, New York, participate in PROJECT SEPSIS: Infection, Detection and the Immune System, the sepsis education module authored by their teacher, Ann Smith.