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Ask the ITFAR

Questions and Answers about ITFAR’s Action Plan

Ask the ITFAR

If you have questions regarding the Interagency Task Force for Antimicrobial Resistance (ITFAR) Action Plan’s focus areas, goals or action items, complete the following form. Applicable questions will be answered on this website. Questions beyond the scope of this task force should be directed to CDC Info.

What is the purpose of the Action Plan?

The Action Plan is a blueprint for specific, coordinated, federal actions to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance in the United States. In the Action Plan, the ITFAR addresses the three areas of federal action: surveillance, prevention and control; research; and regulatory pathways for new products. The Action Plan outlines goals and actions that the participating federal agencies and departments are pursuing or planning to pursue in an effort to respond to the complex public health risk posed by antimicrobial resistance