Gear Up for U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018!

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) kicks off on Monday, November 12! As you prepare for the week, we encourage you to check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Be Antibiotics Aware partner toolkit, which contains key messages, social media content, graphics, and more. Additionally, below are specific CDC USAAW activities, along with data and resources focused on improving antibiotic prescribing and use in human healthcare, that you can use and promote during the week.

Monday, November 12 (Veteran’s Day):

Tuesday, November 13:

Wednesday, November 14:

Thursday, November 15:

  • Join CDC for the global #AntibioticResistance Twitter Storm from 9-10 am EST.
  • Follow @CDCgov on Twitter and tweet throughout the hour to help spread the word about antibiotic resistance and improving antibiotic prescribing and use.
  • Official hashtag: #AntibioticResistance
  • Tweet this message at 9 am EST to kick-off the Twitter Storm: Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent global health threats. Everyone has a role to play in improving antibiotic use to help fight #AntibioticResistance.
  • NEW guide for antibiotic stewardship programs in resource-limited settings: CDC’s Core Elements of Human Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Resource-Limited Settings

Friday, November 16:

Join this GovD e-mail blast listserv to get the latest from CDC. Also, throughout USAAW, be sure to:

  • Follow CDC on Facebook, Twitter (@CDCgov and @CDC_NCEZID), Instagram, and LinkedIn to join the conversation around improving antibiotic prescribing and use #USAAW18 for the observance week and #BeAntibioticsAware for the campaign.
  • Check out CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog where we’ll be featuring various stories from partners about improving antibiotic prescribing and use.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

2 thoughts on “Gear Up for U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018!

  1. November 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Fantastic activities to celebrate U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week! Will forward this page to others for reference. Thanks for the share!

    primary health care

    1. Kim Rodgers
      November 12, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Awesome, glad you find them useful!

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