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Information for Program Planners

If you are thinking about starting or already have a program to promote appropriate antibiotic use in the community, you may find the below resources helpful.

Evaluation Manual

Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs Evaluating Appropriate Antibiotic Use Programs Released April 2006

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View/Download Individual Sections of the Evaluation Manual

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Cultural Competency Resources

National Center for Cultural Competence
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.

American Institutes for Research (AIR)
AIR strives to deliver behavioral and social science research and applications that improve people's lives and well-being, with special emphasis on the disadvantaged.

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Sustainability Resources

The Center for Civic Partnerships
A support organization that strengthens individuals, organizations, and communities by facilitating learning, leadership development, and networking.

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Recommended Readings

There are numerous articles about antibiotic resistance, appropriate antibiotic use, and other related issues. However, the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign has developed an abbreviated list of recommended readings to introduce people to the topic of appropriate antibiotic use. Recommended readings.

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CDC-funded sites

CDC distributes federal funds to state and local health departments for the development, implementation, and evaluation of local campaigns to promote appropriate antibiotic use. Beginning in 2000 with only 8 sites, CDC has increased the number of funded sites in recent years. View map of CDC-funded appropriate antibiotic use programs in 2012 and links to state programs.

Sites may receive partial or full funding to hire a program coordinator. Technical assistance to support these funded sites includes: identifying resources, sharing new scientific and educational information, facilitating networking and the formation of partnerships, and conducting monthly phone calls to track progress and identify program needs. If you have questions about applying for funding, please contact

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Evaluation Resources

Surveillance Tools

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