The Fight MRSA Alliance was a first-of-its-kind collaborative of Southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals, city and county public health departments, nursing homes, and schools. It was created in 2007 to reduce the incidence of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylcoccus aureus) bacteria in both health care and community settings.
- MRSA Brochure for Patients and Families. This brochure was developed to educate patients and their families as well as to provide accurate, consistent information about MRSA.
- Environmental Cleaning Survey. The workgroup created a survey to identify commonalities and differences in environmental cleaning practices. The results provide hospitals with the ability to compare practices and, if necessary, to make changes. A total of 36 hospitals completed the survey.
- Students Fight MRSA was an online web contest supported by Independence Blue Cross, HCIF, and the Franklin Institute to educate students in grades 3-12 about MRSA. Students taught their peers about MRSA through the use of graphics, video, or essay. Click here to read more about this contest and the winning entries.