This page provides links to education campaigns developed by CDC together with partners to address the issue of antimicrobial resistance in various settings.
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
This campaign aims to reduce the rising rate of antimicrobial resistance by promoting adherence to appropriate prescribing guidelines among providers, decreasing demand for antibiotics for viral upper respiratory infections among healthy adults and parents of young children, and increasing adherence to prescribed antibiotics for upper respiratory infections (caused by bacteria).
Get Smart for Healthcare: Know When Antibiotics Work
Get Smart for Healthcare is a CDC program focused on improving antibiotic use in inpatient healthcare facilities, starting with hospitals and then expanding to long-term care facilities. The goal of Get Smart for Healthcare is to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents in inpatient healthcare settings by focusing on proven strategies to help hospitals and nursing homes implement interventions to improve antibiotic use. Interventions and programs designed to improve antibiotic use are also referred to as "antimicrobial stewardship."
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work on the Farm
Commonly referred to as Get Smart on the Farm, this campaign works to promote appropriate antibiotic use in veterinary medicine and animal agriculture. Get Smart on the Farm follows the World Health Organization’s definition of appropriate use of antibiotics as a use of antibiotics which maximizes therapeutic effect and minimizes the development of antimicrobial resistance.
National MRSA Education Initiative
The goal of the National MRSA Education Initiative is to help Americans better recognize and prevent MRSA skin infections. More …
Hand Hygiene Saves Lives
CDC’s hand hygiene campaigns include materials to promote hand hygiene in schools, during emergencies, before and after daily activities (preparing food, using the bathroom, handling pets, etc.), in healthcare settings, etc. Campaigns