The Get Smart programs have a variety of resources and tools designed for media use, including press kits, public service announcements (PSAs), and other materials.
Find graphics, spokesperson quotes, and other tools on the digital press kit for Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.
View other CDC digital press kits related to antibiotic resistance:
- Get Smart Week 2015 Digital Press Kit
- Untreatable: Today’s Drug-Resistant Health Threats
- White House Announces National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
- Vital Signs: Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance
- Vital Signs: Antibiotic Prescribing Putting Patients at Risk
- Vital Signs: Lethal, Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Healthcare Facilities
- Hospital Infections: Some Progress, but More Work Needed
- MRSA Study: Simple Steps Slash Deadly Infections in Sickest Hospital Patients
The report, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013, presents a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs that have the most impact on human health. This report is also the first time that CDC has ranked these threats into categories of urgent, serious, and concerning.
In 2012, CDC and 25 national health organizations unveiled a policy statement outlining strategies to conserve and replenish our antibiotic resources.
The Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program offers a variety of radio and television public service announcements (PSAs) to promote appropriate antibiotic use in the outpatient setting.
Calling All Moms and Dads—Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer [1 page]
Incorrect antibiotic use is leading to urgent health threats
America’s Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Antibiotic Resistance [7 pages]
View results from a national poll conducted in 2012.
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- Page last updated: November 17, 2016
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