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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

  November 18-24, 2013

The AAP is a partner in this CDC campaign to raise awareness of the importance of using antibiotics wisely.

 

  • This week, the AAP released a revised statement on the judicious use of antibiotics
  • AAP press release on the new report and the campaign
  • Information for parents is available on Healthychildren.org
  • AAP News article for members
  • In November, the AAP presented testimony to the federal Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (ITFAR), raising awareness of the growing threat to child health from overuse of antibiotics.
  • For more information about antibiotic resistance, see the AAP "Choosing Wisely" list.

 

For more information, click here.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org.