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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Novemebr 8, 2012
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC announces release of important policy statement and national polling results on antibiotic resistance Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is November 12-18, 2012

What

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2012 will highlight the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use nationally and globally. In recognition of the week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners announce the following:

  • Unveiling of important policy statement outlining strategies to conserve and replenish our antibiotic resources
  • Releasing of Pew Health Group 2012 poll results on Americans’ knowledge and behaviors about antibiotic use and resistance
  • Launching of the CDC/IHI Driver Diagram and Change Package for Antibiotic Stewardship ‒ conceptual model to improve antibiotic use in hospitals
  • Hosting Twitter chats on the use of antibiotics in doctors’ offices and hospitals across our nation
  • Launching of CDC’s five-week Television and YouTube campaign about only using antibiotics when necessary, created to reach parents of young children
  • Releasing of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week fact sheets outlining important facts and messages on the topic of antibiotic use for consumers/parents; healthcare providers; healthcare administrators, payers, and hospitalists; nursing homes;  policy makers; and more

When

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week: November 12-18, 2012

Schedule of domestic events:
Tuesday, November 13

  • 10 :00 a.m. ET:  Telebriefing hosted by The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy to release a new Extending the Cure/CDC policy statement

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  • 11:15 a.m. ET:  Telebriefing to release Pew Health Group’s 2012 poll results on Americans’ knowledge and behaviors about antibiotic use and resistance.  URL to join call: https://pewtrusts.webex.com/pewtrusts/onstage/g.php?d=633275818&t=a

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  • 1 p.m. ET: Twitter Chat with CDC experts about using antibiotics wisely in outpatient settings and tips for symptom relief when antibiotics aren’t needed; @CDC_eHealth, #SaveAbx
  • 2 p.m. ET: Twitter Chat with CDC experts about what doctors, clinicians, and healthcare providers can do to ensure that antibiotics are used wisely in healthcare settings; @CDC_eHealth, #SaveAbx

Schedule of international events

Monday, November 12 – Sunday, November 18

  •   Australia’s Antibiotic Awareness Week

Monday, November 12 – Sunday, November 18  

  •  Canada’s Antibiotic Awareness Week

Sunday, November 18

  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day (observed on Friday, November 16)

Tuesday, November 20

  • 9 a.m. ET: Twitter Chat hosted by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control  discussing latest European antibiotic resistance and use data as well as European efforts; @ECDC_EU

Web resource links

  • Digital Press Kit
  • Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
  • Get Smart for Healthcare program (audience: healthcare providers, clinicians)
  • Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program (audience: consumers, parents, outpatient clinicians, community pharmacists)
  • Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Partners

 

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