Antibiotic Resistance

Rockland County Health Official: “Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better”

Rockland County (NY) Health Department’s Commissioner of Health, Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP, recently penned an article for parents of children to explain why “Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better.” The article…

CDC Study Estimates National Trends in Antibiotic Use Among US Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published a study estimating patterns of US inpatient antibiotic use in recent years. The findings showed more widespread use by U.S. hospitals of powerful antibiotics designed to fight infections when less-robust…

Guidance Document: Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Combatting Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms

NACCHO is proud to announce the release of “Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Combatting Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms: Perspectives and Guidance from a National Demonstration Site Project on Engaging Local Health Departments,” a guidance document for local health…

Learn about NACCHO’s Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Efforts During Get Smart about Antibiotics Week

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…