Get Smart About Antibiotics!

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an annual observance to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.

The initiative is a key component of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities, in healthcare facilities and on factory farms in collaboration with state-based programs, nonprofit partners, such as Qsource, and for-profit partners.

Learn more and get helpful resources to support the initiative by clicking on any of the links below:

Qsource works with hospitals to focus on antimicrobial stewardship programs, tracking healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in multiple settings and vaccination health. Learn more.