Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an annual observance to engage relevant stakeholders, including professional societies, advocacy groups, for-profit companies, state and local health departments, the general public, the media, and others around antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient, inpatient, and animal health settings. This year, Get Smart Week is observed November 16-22.
NACCHO is committed to promoting antibiotic stewardship and is a supporter of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. Learn more about the threat of antimicrobial resistance and the role of local health departments in combating resistance and promoting antimicrobial stewardship in NACCHO’s newest fact sheet. This document gives an overview of what resistance is, including some of the daunting statistics related to antimicrobial resistance, and focuses on specific examples of work that local health departments are doing in this arena.
For promotional and educational resources about Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, visit CDC’s website.