Get Ready for Antibiotic Awareness Week!

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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 13, 2023 

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Antibiotic Awareness Week

Get ready for USAAW 2023!

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is excited to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in promoting the observance of U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, raising awareness of the harms posed by antibiotic resistance, and emphasizing the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and antibiotic stewardship programs. 

Look out for opportunities to engage throughout Antibiotic Awareness Week from emails, social media posts, and more. Visit the MDH Antibiotic Awareness Week webpage for more information and resources. 

As partners across the One Health spectrum, we hope that you will join this effort!

Improve Antibiotic Use, Improve Health Equity
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How can you raise awareness of the importance of antibiotics?

Commit to using antibiotics appropriately and only when needed.

Implement CDC’s core elements of antimicrobial stewardship for health care settings and the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) core principles for veterinary settings.

Check out this free CDC antibiotic stewardship training course for health care professionals, offering more than 10 credits of continuing education.

Spread the word through social media, within your organization, and with your partners.

Explore toolkits and resources to learn more and spread the word.

Review dental resources and guidelines, including studies from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Find veterinary resources, including the Handbook for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice, from the University of Minnesota (UMN) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Read and share facts about antibiotic use and resistance.

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Apply for the Antibiotic Stewardship Honor Roll

The Minnesota Department of Health invites health care organizations to apply for recognition of their commitment to antibiotic stewardship through the Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Honor Roll.

The Honor Roll was designed to recognize antibiotic stewardship programs and the associated organizational commitments to improving antibiotic use and prescribing practices.

This program aims to:

  • Encourage AS commitment from the highest level of administration to prescribers and caregivers,
  • Share AS activities with health professionals and the public, with the aims of highlighting new ideas and encouraging facility-to-facility engagement,
  • Provide incentive for AS program improvement in individual facilities and statewide through mentorship, and
  • Publicize the importance of antibiotic responsibility.

Long-term Care Facilities can apply to our newly relaunched Antibiotic Stewardship Long-term Care Honor Roll.

Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals can apply to the Acute Care And Critical Access Hospital Honor Roll.

For more information, email

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Upcoming Events

Urgent Care Association

Nov. 14 | 1 p.m. CT 

Register: Common Myths & New Successes in Urgent Care Antibiotic Stewardship

CDC/HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Nov. 14, 2023 | 2 p.m. CT

Register: National Healthcare Safety Network Antibiotic Use Option: Using Data for Action in Critical Access Hospitals

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Nov. 15, 2023 | 2 p.m. CT  (open to ASHP members only)

Register: Antibiotic Stewardship 2023: CDC Updates and Case Examples using National Healthcare Safety Network Antimicrobial Use Option

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