Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative
What is One Health Antibiotic Stewardship?
Antibiotics are powerful tools for fighting and preventing infections. However, widespread use of antibiotics has resulted in an alarming increase in antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotic stewardship consists of coordinated interventions that promote judicious antibiotic use and reduce the impact of antibiotic resistant pathogens. A One Health approach recognizes that human, agricultural and companion animal, and environmental health are interconnected, and issues such as antibiotic stewardship require a collaborative effort across multiple disciplines. We believe that a One Health approach will create an informed public and professionals that can communicate, and practice a more holistic approach to antibiotic stewardship.
- Learn what antibiotic resistance is, its effect on humans, animals, and the environment, and why One Health Antibiotic Stewardship is important.
- Upcoming meetings, and recognized individuals or facilities from stewardship honor roll.
- Review the state plan and track its progress. Find the latest Minnesota antibiograms (antimicrobial susceptibilities of pathogens) and surveillance data.
- An antibiotic footprint is a tool to communicate magnitude of antibiotic usage to environmental loading of antibiotics via the antibiotic lifecycle.