Website Resources for the Public
Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) - a non-profit, international organization founded in 1981 that conducts educational, research & international networking.
American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Clean Hands Campaign - is a key component of ongoing efforts designed to spread the "importance of hand washing" message.
An Ounce of Prevention: Keeps the Germs Away (CDC/NCID) - hand washing, the most important thing that you can do to keep from getting sick ---when, what and how.
Bacterial & Mycotic Diseases (CDC) - objectives and activities of the CDC National Campaign were launched in 1995. It has CDC project officers and program summaries with links to their websites.
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)(FDA) - in 1996, the FDA, in cooperation with other Public Health Service agencies, embarked on several major initiatives to address what is considered to be a major threat to the Public Health in the new millennium: the emergence of drug-resistance.
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) - the time has come for public and private institutions, as well as the general public, to change their policies and practices to prevent further increases in antibiotic resistance.
Do Bugs Need Drugs - a multi-stakeholder, community project in the Capital Health region (Canada) designed to show healthcare professionals and the public about better antibiotic use, issues and concerns about antibiotic resistance and provides easy steps we can take to prevent antibiotic resistance from developing.
Henry the Hand - the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness (with song) have been endorsed by the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
National Center for Infectious Disease (CDC/NCID) - site is designed to provide both general and technical information; includes definitions, general tips for reducing the spread of contagious (infectious) diseases, technical fact sheets, clinical guidelines, surveillance data, scientific publications, and internal and external links for more in-depth information.
Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition (MARR) - a nonprofit organization established in 1997. The project includes four independent, yet interlocking components: community intervention and education, provider intervention and education, tracking of antibiotic prescription trends and laboratory-based surveillance of trends in antibiotic resistance of streptococcus.
Reducing Antibiotics for Children (REACH Massachusetts) - goal is to work with pediatric clinicians, parents and day care providers to promote judicious antibiotic use in children and to reduce the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Wisconsin Antibiotic Resistance Network (WARN) - is a five-year, statewide health education campaign started in 1999 with federal funding. "Get Smart about Antibiotics" education materials are available.