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CDC Tool Highlights Investments To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

A new interactive tool from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) highlights the agency’s investments across the United States to fight antibiotic resistance.

The Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map includes state-by-state fact sheets outlining key investments based on fiscal year 2016 funding data. The tool shows how CDC has collaborated with health departments, academic institutions, and health care providers to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance through:

  • quick detection and response to outbreaks related to health care–associated infections;
  • galvanized prevention networks to respond to community threats, including Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, and others;
  • insights for patient care focused on preventing and containing the spread of such infections; and
  • antibiotic stewardship education.

Among CDC’s partners for the project are America’s Essential Hospitals members or affiliated academic institutions, including Cook County Health & Hospitals System, The Ohio State University, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of Cincinnati, University of Utah, University of Virginia, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Michelle Rosenfeld is manager of communications at America's Essential Hospitals.

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