HHS, AHRQ, HAI, and CUSP

Why Join This Program

This program will support your organization’s efforts to—

  • Improve patient safety and safety culture
  • Maintain and improve patient and family satisfaction
  • Improve workflow, especially during the busy cold and flu season
  • Reduce unecessary antibiotic use and increase appropriate antibiotic use
  • Enhance teamwork and communication around diagnosis and treatment of infections and antibiotic prescribing in your practice

Resources for Participants

This program combines evidence-based guidance with strategies to address the attitudes, beliefs, and culture that often pose challenges to improving 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 patient and family educational materials about antibiotic use
  • Create an antibiotic stewardship program that works for your practice

Pilot Cohort

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

Acute Care/Hospital Cohort

Over 400 hospitals participated in a 12-month intervention from December 2017 to December 2018.

Long-Term Care Cohort

Over 450 hospitals began a 12-month intervention in December 2018.

Learn More

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

  • Read FAQs
  • COMING SOON - View recording of informational Webinar on the Ambulatory Care program
  • COMING SOON - View informational Webinar slides on the Ambulatory Care program
  • Meet our Program Team