The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference Aug. 30 on state efforts to tackle sepsis, a life-threatening complication of infection that begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80% of patients. Speakers will include Kelly Court, chief quality officer for the Wisconsin Hospital Association; Marcus Friedrich, M.D., medical director for the New York State Department of Health Office of Quality and Patient Safety; and Jim O’Brien, M.D., vice president of quality and patient safety for OhioHealth’s Riverside Methodist Hospital. To join the call, at 2 p.m. ET, dial 800-857-0764; passcode 795-4413. CDC is partnering with provider organizations, patients and others to raise awareness about how to prevent, recognize and rapidly treat sepsis. For more information, see the agency’s latest Vital Signs report