We are now: The Coalition for Community and Healthcare Acquired Infection Reduction.
Safe spaces, free from pathogens.
Inspire and guide engineered solutions.
CHAIR was formed in 2014 with the goal of supporting the creation of a safe healthcare environment for Canadian patients, staff, and visitors by achieving an 80% reduction in healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) by 2024. CHAIR is a coalition of members working on introducing engineered solutions to reduce HAIs.
In 2022 the coalition revised its vision and mission and developed a new strategic roadmap (2022-2024). It seeks to have a more significant impact on reducing community and healthcare acquired infections by building awareness and facilitating the application of engineered solutions (air, water, and surface).
In 2014 Chair was formed to address Canada’s ever increasing problem of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).
Hospital acquired infections are a devastating health crisis that must be resolved.
Return on Investment –
Save Lives, Save Money
An 80% reduction in HAIs saves 8,000 lives. Reduce acquired infections by 160,000 cases, and we can save $3.2 – $4 billion annually.