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:

  • 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: