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, Clostridium 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.

Long-term care (LTC) facility registration will begin in July 2018.

Please select FAQ or Learn about Participating for more information about the program for LTC facilities and attend an upcoming informational webinar:

2018 Informational Webinars Time (ET) Registration Link
1 Thu, Aug 9 2:30 PM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1c7nmwfrc8n28&eom
2 Thu, Aug 30 10:30 AM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/137a13ktlaesi&eom
3 Tue, Sep 11 12:30 PM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1e4tfgse63dcv&eom
4 Thu, Sep 13 10:30 AM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/15upc2n0a8hkb&eom
5 Tue, Sep 25 12:30 PM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1q0j8dwpid5e8&eom
6 Thu, Sep 27 12:30 PM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1nq9lq03cxhzk&eom
7 Tue, Oct 16 12:30 PM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1tkw33kmd1m23&eom
8 Thu, Oct 18 10:30 AM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/14hlvjtrhvx59&eom
9 Tue, Oct 30 12:30 PM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/198fthsupd6f8&eom
10 Thu, Nov 1 10:30 AM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1moin96xt0uzd&eom
11 Wed, Nov 7 3:30 PM https://cc.callinfo.com/r/1u7qtw807oum3&eom

Recruitment for a future cohort for ambulatory and urgent care facilities will begin in July 2019.