For 3M, sustainability encompasses more than energy conservation and waste reduction. Promoting wellness matters too. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to sponsor their International Ambassadors Program, now in its eighth year, to build collaborative relationships between U.S. and international healthcare professionals with expertise in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention. SHEA is a professional society representing physicians and other healthcare professionals around the world with expertise and passion in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship. The society promotes science and research, advocating for effective policies, providing high-quality education and training, and developing appropriate guidelines and guidance in practice.
In early 2016, a total of 18 “Ambassadors” will be selected to receive a one-year complimentary SHEA membership to foster networking and expose them to SHEA's journal and other educational opportunities that can promote knowledge dissemination, including attendance at the SHEA Spring 2016 Conference. Response to the International Ambassadors Program has been noteworthy since its inception: over 430 applicants from around the world have sought a place in this elite group. To date, SHEA has welcomed 80 Ambassadors representing forty-one countries!