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ODH's Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge

ODH's Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge

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 Ohio Department of Health (ODH) commits to addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through improved detection, response, and containment of antimicrobial threats, and promotion of appropriate antibiotic use in Ohio. ODH is an active member of the Ohio Antibiotic Stewardship Advisory Committee, with other state partners including the Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Pharmacists Association, Ohio’s End Stage Renal Disease Network, and representatives from some of Ohio’s healthcare systems. Together, ODH will use available Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and antibiotic prescribing data to develop and implement a strategic plan to reduce AMR threats in Ohio.