The CDC has recently updated its Antibiotic Resistance Website to better engage and share information on antibiotic resistance (AR) in the United States and around the world. We all have a role to play—from travelers, animal owners, and care givers to patients and healthcare providers—to fight this deadly threat. The CDC has improved access to resources, information and tools to include:
- Print and digital educational resources, including fact sheets, social media graphics, videos and stories
- Access the five ways resistance emerges and spreads. Stopping spread is a key action to protect people and slow development of resistance, along with preventing infections in the first place and improving antibiotic use.
- Access national infection and death estimates and how CDC tracks and monitors U.S. resistance threats
Discover how CDC is combating antibiotic resistance, plus ways you can fight antibiotic resistance—no matter where you are: your community, healthcare facility, health department, veterinarian office or livestock and poultry facility.
Antibiotic resistance will not stop. More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result.¹ Across the world, at least 1.27 million people died from antibiotic resistance in 2019.² If antibiotics lose their effectiveness, then we lose the ability to treat infections and control these public health threats.
Great Plains QIN supports this effort with our Connecting the Dots Campaign. Our team developed the Connecting the Dots tools and resources to increase knowledge and achieve better health outcomes through understanding the connection between sepsis, immunizations and antibiotic use. Tools and resources include a handout on each topic, posters and bookmarks that can be printed and distributed. This campaign centers on the three “P”s for improved health outcomes: protecting one’s health, preserving antibiotic effectiveness, and preventing infection from leading to sepsis through immunizations, health hygiene, and responsible antibiotic use.