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C Diff Foundation Junior Infection Fighter Program was introduced to families and their children/teens in Chester County, Pennsylvania on October 12, 2019.
Dayle Skelly, Director of the Junior Infection Fighter Program and C. diff. A survivor said, “There shouldn’t be an age limit for raising awareness of infection prevention. Children are our future and take forth the torch of knowledge to be shared with everyone in each community.” The volunteer program has been developed for children/teens ages 7 to 14, with the participation and support of their parents/legal guardian and supervision of C Diff Foundation adult volunteers.
C Diff Foundation’s Junior Infection Fighters Program Mission:
“To educate and advocate for infection prevention with the children and teens and to inspire their social, academic, personal, and health care knowledge. To partner with parents, sharing the same mission, to prepare the Junior Infection Fighter Volunteers to be members of ever-changing global health care in societies worldwide.”
C Diff Foundation’s Junior Infection Fighter guidelines have been brought to fruition, under the direction of a leading infection Preventionist, Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., CIC.
Ms. Spencer has been an Infection Preventionist for over 30 years and board certified in infection control (CIC). As one of the early pioneers in infection control, she was awarded the APIC National Carole DeMille Award in 1990 and was selected as one of the APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention in 2007 for her work in establishing a MRSA and Staph aureus Elimination Program at New England Baptist Hospital, an Orthopedic Center of Excellence in Boston. The groundbreaking work was published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Teena Chopra, MD, MPH Joins Ms. Spencer -- Dr. Teena Chopra is an infectious disease specialist in Detroit, Michigan, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Karmanos Cancer Center and DMC Harper University Hospital. She received her medical degree from Dayanand Medical College and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She also speaks multiple languages, including Punjabi.
Ms. Spencer and Dr. Teena Chopra, MD, MPH, are Co-Directors of Infection Prevention Education of the C Diff Foundation's Junior Infection Fighters Program.
“We work together to carve new paths in the multi-faceted patient and family programs offered by C Diff Foundation. Together we build awareness and advocate for C. diff. infection prevention, treatments, clinical trials, antibiotic-resistance, and environmental safety worldwide. We are truly grateful to the dedicated members taking the C Diff Foundation’s mission to greater levels changing lives, and saving lives across the globe,” said Nancy C. Caralla, Founding President, C Diff Foundation.
Interested in joining the Junior Infection Fighter Team?
Contact the main office: (727) 205-3922 for more information or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
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