NCMS Joins in Pneumonia Knockout Campaign

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) and a variety of health care stakeholders have joined forces to reduce North Carolina’s dismal pneumonia mortality rate.  Our state currently ranks 49 out of 50 states for mortality due to pneumonia.

The NCHA Quality Center, with help from an Advisory Council, will provide hospitals, health systems and other stakeholders with technical support, education, best practice learning and sharing and a public education campaign to reduce the mortality rate by 7.5 percent over the next two years. Learn more about the Pneumonia Knockout Campaign. World Pneumonia Day is Nov. 12, and serves as a reminder that pneumonia is a leading killer of children around the world. Learn more about this international awareness raising movement.

Keep in mind the CDC recommends pneumococcal vaccination for all adults 65 years or older. Use the resources below to educate your patients on the need for vaccination.

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