HHS, AHRQ, HAI, and CUSP

Acute-care hospitals across the United States and Puerto Rico can now register for this 12-month project, which begins in December 2017.

Future cohorts are planned for long-term care facilities (beginning December 2018) and ambulatory and urgent care facilities (December 2019).

Why Join This Project

This program will support your organization’s efforts to:

  • Reduce patient harms from inappropriate antibiotic use
  • Safeguard antibiotics for future patients and generations
  • Improve patient and family satisfaction
  • Meet the Joint Commission’s new Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard, effective January 2017
  • Earn continuing education credits by participating in 15 educational webinars. Get accreditation information.

Resources for Participants

This program combines technical interventions – such as education on clinical guidelines – with interventions aimed to transform the behaviors and norms that surround antibiotic prescribing.

  • Get access to coaching, webinars, e-learning modules and toolkits to support an effective antibiotic stewardship program
  • Receive access to great educational guideline-based resources for all staff regarding antibiotic usage for several infectious disease syndromes, such as intra-abdominal infections, community-acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin and soft-tissue infections, and others
  • Enhance teamwork and communication surrounding antibiotic prescribing
  • Address the behavioral, cultural, and organizational barriers to judicious antibiotic prescribing
  • Access patient and family educational materials about antibiotic use
  • Create an antibiotic stewardship program that works for your facility

Pilot Project

Three health care organizations – The Carolinas HealthCare System, Geisinger Health System and the Johns Hopkins Health System – began a 12-month pilot of the project interventions in April 2017. The pilot is occurring in acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care sites in all three systems.

Learn More

There are several ways to learn more about project goals, interventions, and expectations of participating hospitals: