This is the first day of “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” and we wanted to call your attention to an article by WGRZ-TV, featuring an interview with fellow Get Smart workgroup member Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Health Department Commissioner. Dr. Burstein has done tremendous outreach for our GS effort, making a presentation to School Nurses in Western NY in September and becoming a physician “champion” for the antibiotic resistance message of the NY Get Smart Campaign.
Please enlist other physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants in your area, who might prescribe antibiotics in their practices, to spread the word about the Get Smart Campaign. We are happy to supply materials when possible – please feel free to use this PowerPoint slide deck.
Also included in this week’s announcement: a WHO overview of “woeful misconceptions” about AR.
Thanks for all you do to further the message of the Get Smart Campaign!
Join the activities and help share awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance during Get Smart About Antibiotics Week November 16 – 22
Visit CD’s Get Smart Website for activities, events, resources, promotional materials, fact sheets and educational resources.