Antibiotic Resistance

The 2018 PHI Conference: Advancing a Call to Action

It’s been nearly two years since NACCHO’s multi-article supplement, “Public Health Informatics: A Call to Action,” was featured in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Since then, it’s only become clearer that to…

CDC Study: Opportunities to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in All Outpatient Settings

The Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine has released a new study which shows that healthcare professionals in all outpatient settings unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for respiratory illnesses like the common cold and bronchitis. According…

NACCHO Assessment: Certification in Infection Control: Local Impact and Strategies for Success

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a persistent and growing threat to the health of communities. To meet this threat head-on, more local health departments (LHDs) are building their capacity for HAI prevention and response. Enhancing LHD…

Let’s Meat in the Kitchen: Preventing the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance through Safe Handling of Meat and Poultry Products

This resource page from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health details the effects of overuse of antibiotics in food animal production, and how to protect against exposure to harmful bacteria on meat and…

Brochure: CDC NCEZID Accomplishments in 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) published a brochure to highlight some of the work NCEZID and their partners carried out in 2017. The…