Antibiotic Awareness Initiative 2020

 

 

We are combatting the growing threat of antibiotic resistance and asking our healthcare partners to Be Antibiotic Aware and improve antibiotic prescribing and use.   

During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Nov. 18 to 24, we are kicking off our Antibiotic Awareness Initiative 2020 by sending letters to the top 10% of antibiotic prescribers among Colorado family physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and emergency medicine physicians. The letters will include actions prescribers can take to improve antibiotic prescribing and use and will direct them to helpful resources.

Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in Doctors Offices
CDC’s resources for improving antibiotic use. 

Antibiotic Awareness Initiative 2020 Fact Sheet
Information about CDPHE’s 2020 initiative. 

Letter Recipient Feedback Form
If you are a provider who received a letter from CDPHE regarding antibiotic use, please take a moment to provide feedback about the Antibiotic Awareness Initiative.

Colorado data
Antimicrobial Resistance Threat Report | Antibiogram  | Antibiotic Stewardship in Colorado 

Communication resources and training:

Contact us at cdphe_haioutbreak@state.co.us for more information about antibiotic stewardship efforts in Colorado.