NCPIE Helps Promote Safe & Appropriate Antibiotic Use

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week (November 14-20) is a national campaign designed to highlight the coordinated efforts of CDC, state and local health departments, and non-profit and for-profit partners in an effort to educate people about the importance of using antibiotics wisely in both community and healthcare settings. Today, infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become increasingly common on both healthcare and community settings. As such, patients, health care providers, hospital administrators, and policy makers must work together to employ safe and effective strategies for improving antibiotic use.