Below are examples of antimicrobial initiatives underway in other organizations, institutions, state and federal agencies, and internationally.


Each of the following organizations conducts research, education and advocacy programs to control antimicrobial resistance and ensure access to effective antibiotics for current and future generations:

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

MAD-ID: Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy

APIC Antimicrobial Stewardship Resources



Center for Disease Control and Prevention Get Smart Campaign on Appropriate Antibiotic Use

CDC Core Elements

AHRQ Safety Program for Antibiotic Stewardship 

International Initiatives

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic Stewardship Implementation in the EU: The Way Forward (2009)

Bugs and Drugs: Canadian website is co-sponsored by Capital Health from the Alberta Services and the Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance: booklet “Bugs and Drugs,” with information about antibiotic characteristics, indications, and restrictions, as well as information on microbiological issues.

The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB): contains updated antibiotic guidelines formulated by experts in The Netherlands and encompasses the NethMap project, an ongoing national surveillance system on the use of antimicrobial agents related to the prevalence of resistance to antimicrobials among the most important human pathogens.