Mark your calendar: Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – Nov. 17-23, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work and Get Smart for Healthcare programs invite your organization to join them this year in making Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2014 (Get Smart Week) a success. Recent reports by both the World Health Organization and CDC acknowledge that antimicrobial resistance is now a major global threat and efforts to address this growing crisis are urgently needed. Tools and resource examples available on the Get Smart Week website to assist you in doing the following: • Educating consumers and patients about appropriate use of antibiotics and relieving symptoms; • Supporting appropriate prescribing by healthcare professionals; and • Engaging media to cover the issue of antibiotic resistance. Partner organizations are encouraged to confirm their participation by Friday, November 7, to ensure inclusion on the Get Smart website by November 14.