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CDC Encourages Providers to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) observes U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week from Nov. 12–18 to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance and educate providers about proper antibiotic prescribing.

Health care providers play an important role in protecting patients from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which infect at least 2 million people each year.

To aid in promoting antibiotic stewardship, the CDC published a detailed toolkit with social media messages and educational resources for health care providers. These resources include patient flyers, available in multiple languages, as well as videos to play in the waiting room.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Emily Schweich is a communications associate for America's Essential Hospitals.