Online Program

Building partnership to promote appropriate use of antibiotics

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Rebecca Roberts, CDC/OID/NCIRD/DBD/RDB, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work, Atlanta, GA
The Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program focuses on improving antibiotic use and prescribing in the community, specifically for common upper respiratory infections that rarely warrant antibiotic therapy. Through a wide variety of public and private partnerships, including state health departments, the Get Smart program is able to reach the general public and health care providers with messages, education and interventions focused on improving antibiotic use. An annual observance week, Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, will be held in November 2013 and is an opportunity for public health partners to come together around this critical issue.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe opportunities for partnerships to increase the capacity to address appropriate antibiotic use at the national, state and local level. Understand opportunities for public health professionals and students to participate in Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.

Keyword(s): Antibiotic Resistance, Community-Based Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Public Health Specialist for the Get Smart Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I have worked on the Get Smart program and directly with a wide variety of partners and activities for the last four years. Serves as a CDC liaison for state-based partners involved in implementation and evaluation of Get Smart activities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.