Joint Statement on Importance of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

On October 5, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Pew Charitable Trusts, in collaboration with 12 national health organizations, released a joint letter on the importance of antibiotic stewardship in outpatient settings. The letter represents the commitment of these organizations to work together to expand current antibiotic stewardship efforts, fill research gaps around effective interventions for improving prescribing habits, and help health care professionals and patients use antibiotics appropriately in outpatient settings.

Read the letter here.

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.

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