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Antimicrobial Resistance & Public Health Sites

Organization and Task Force Sites

  • American Family Physician (American Academy of Family Physicians) - antibiotic resistance was once confined primarily to hospitals but is becoming increasingly prevalent in family practice settings, making daily therapeutic decisions more challenging; a plan of action for community practice.
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) - a multi-disciplinary, voluntary, international organization whose purpose is to influence, support and improve the quality of healthcare through the practice and management of infection control and the application of epidemiology in all health settings.
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) - the time has come for public and private institutions, as well as the general public, to change their policies and practices to prevent further increases in antibiotic resistance.
  • Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) - is a not-for-profit alliance of America`s leading health plans and networks, committed to improving the quality of healthcare and reducing administrative burdens for physicians, patients and payers. Save Antibiotic Strength initiative.
  • Do Bugs Need Drugs - a multi-stakeholder, community project in the Capital Health region (Canada) designed to show healthcare professionals and the public about better antibiotic use, issues and concerns about antibiotic resistance and provides easy steps we can take to prevent antibiotic and resistance from developing.
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) - represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases.
  • Los Angeles Antibiotic Resistance Education Advocates (LA AREA) (Los Angeles Public Health Department) - a countywide, CDC grant-funded project aimed at promoting the proper use of antibiotics by collaborating with hospitals, health centers, schools, agencies, pharmacists, and community members.
  • Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition (MARR) - a nonprofit organization established in 1997. The project includes four independent, yet interlocking components: community intervention and education, provider intervention and education, tracking of antibiotic prescription trends and laboratory-based surveillance of trends in antibiotic resistance of streptococcus.
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Inc. (SHEA) - was organized in 1980 to foster the development and application of the science of health care epidemiology. Most activities have been related to the prevention and control of nosocomial infections but, recently, there are increasing efforts to evaluate non-infectious outcomes of healthcare.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists - UCS`s Food and Environment Program's focuses on reducing the use of antibiotics in food animals.
  • World Health Organization Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (WHO CSR) - developed the first Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance, which covers six key points: disease prevention, access and appropriate use of antimicrobials, surveillance, the need for appropriate legislation and focused research. Addressed to policy-makers and managers in a range of sectors and agencies, the Strategy aims to both persuade governments to take urgent action and then to guide this action with expert technical and practical advice.

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