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Information for Campaign Partners

Working with a wide variety of partners is critical to the success of the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign. The following types of organizations currently partner with Get Smart:

  • State and local health departments
  • Universities and schools
  • Managed care organizations
  • Health care purchasers/insurers
  • Pharmacy benefit management companies
  • Federal government
  • Professional organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Community organizations
  • Consumer advocacy groups
  • Businesses/business associations

Why should I partner with the Get Smart campaign?

A multidimensional effort is required to address the problem of antibiotic resistance and promote appropriate antibiotic use around the country. Partner assistance and support will help the Get Smart campaign achieve its objectives. Working with CDC also offers many benefits to partners, including:

  • Public recognition as a partner of CDC's Get Smart campaign
  • Scientific expertise of CDC
  • Sharing information and resources with CDC and other partners
  • Use of CDC educational materials
  • Use of CDC national media campaign products
  • Improved health of constituents
  • Improved quality of patient care
  • Cost reductions (due to decreased antibiotic prescriptions, decreased visits, etc.)

How do Get Smart campaign partners help to promote appropriate antibiotic use?

There are many opportunities to collaborate in promoting appropriate antibiotic use, including, but not limited to:

  • Providing education to healthcare consumers
  • Distributing healthcare provider detailing sheets reviewing appropriate use guidelines
  • Developing local level appropriate antibiotic use campaigns, including educational products
  • Collaborating with Get Smart and local level programs on projects
  • Exchanging in-kind services with Get Smart or local level campaigns
  • Providing assistance to local level campaigns in producing educational materials or sponsoring events
  • Delivering presentations on appropriate use to interested parties

How do I become a partner with the Get Smart campaign?

For more information on partnership opportunities, please contact us at getsmart@cdc.gov .

Who are the Get Smart campaign's partners?

Below is a link to the Get Smart campaign's current partners, including 12 federally funded state and local health department programs. This number has grown from the original 8 sites in 2000. When available and appropriate, a link is provided to a specific appropriate antibiotic use program or further information about antibiotic resistance.

Campaign Partners List

State and Local Health Departments

States and Counties with CDC-Funded Appropriate Antibiotic Use Programs

For more information about CDC funding, please visit the Program Planners page.

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