HHS, AHRQ, HAI, and CUSP

Hospital registration has now closed. Future cohorts are planned for long-term care facilities (recruitment will begin in July of 2018) and ambulatory and urgent care facilities (July 2019). Please visit in July 2018 to learn more about our program for long-term care settings.

Why Join This Project

This program will support your organization’s efforts to—

  • Develop and enhance antibiotic stewardship efforts
  • Reduce unnecessary antibiotic use
  • Reduce Clostridium difficile infection rates
  • Enhance teamwork and communication around antibiotic prescribing
  • Improve resident and family satisfaction
  • Improve compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ antibiotic stewardship requirements

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
  • Enhance teamwork and communication surrounding antibiotic prescribing
  • Address the behavioral, cultural, and organizational barriers to judicious antibiotic prescribing
  • Access to resident 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.

Acute Care/Hospital Cohort

Over 400 hospitals began a 12-month intervention in December 2017.

Learn More

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