The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use: A National Program for Antibiotic Stewardship

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago, created the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use to develop and implement a bundle of interventions designed to improve antibiotic stewardship and antibiotic prescribing practices across acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care facilities across the United States.

Antibiotics are a precious resource and can be critical for improving the outcomes of patients with serious infections. However, antibiotics also have the potential to cause patient harm, including allergic reactions, Clostridioides difficile infections, and antibiotic resistance both at the individual patient level and for society as a whole. We want antibiotics to be effective for future generations, and that is only possible if we use antibiotics judiciously.

Apply now for the ambulatory care cohort!

Continuing education credits including Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for ABIM, ABP, and ABFM will be offered at no charge for participants.

For more information about the program for ambulatory care practices please select FAQ or Learn About Participating for more information about the program for ambulatory care practices and attend an upcoming informational Webinar:

Informational Webinar (Eastern Time) Registration Link
1 Thu, July 11, 2019, 2 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1xopfk4bwmy60&eom
2 Mon, July 29, 2019, 4 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1b0dxrwkw5xxd&eom
3 Tue, August 6, 2019, 1 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/13kf6bcvgnjsx&eom
4 Thu, August 22, 2019, 4 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1k3548ot8nifn&eom
5 Wed, September 4, 2019, 1 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/19svnhgyfhyib&eom
6 Thu, September 12, 2019, noon https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1j24931gdpczg&eom
7 Tue, September 24, 2019, 4 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1s1bxwl4gufqg&eom
8 Thu, October 3, 2019, 3 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1g3e4waulpown&eom
9 Tue, October 15, 2019, 11 a.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1ck3s2canxj2c&eom
10 Wed, October 30, 2019, 1 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/zs78t41igmsx&eom
11 Tue, November 5, 2019, 2 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/16fdy7kxpu0vi&eom
12 Thu, November 14, 2019, 2 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1q19horwavw9b&eom
13 Tue, November 26, 2019, 12 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/zlx9llp18o69&eom
14 Mon, December 2, 2019, 2 p.m. https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1o559jhtk3bti&eom
Ambulatory Care Practices