The Society for Pediatric Urgent Care commits to decreasing inappropriate antibiotic use in pediatric urgent care organizations by 20% by December 2019. SPUC will work with CDC and the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) to continue an ongoing project that examines and improves the use of antibiotics in pediatric urgent care by implementing quality improvement initiatives. The project will collect, analyze, and feedback data monthly to participating providers and centers through 2019 to guide each organization’s quality improvement efforts.
The U.S. government’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge is a yearlong effort to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance across the globe. The AMR Challenge is a way for governments, private companies, and non-governmental organizations worldwide to make formal commitments that further the progress against antimicrobial resistance. The Challenge encourages a One Health approach, recognizing that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.
The AMR Challenge launched at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September 2018. The kick-off event was filmed live and is available on YouTube. In September 2019, the U.S. Health and Human Services and CDC will applaud the year-long effort at the UN General Assembly, where antimicrobial resistance will continue to be a priority topic for world leaders.
While the AMR Challenge commitments are made during this one-year period, the outcome of these commitments will accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance in the years to come.