About the Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative: One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative

About the Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative

In 2015, the US government released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to prevent the development and spread of resistant infections, increase surveillance efforts, develop new drugs and diagnostic tests, and promote international collaboration to prevent and control antibiotic resistance. In Minnesota, stakeholders recognized the need to come together and discuss a coordinated way forward to combat antibiotic resistance and promote antibiotic stewardship. With a One Health approach, stakeholders acknowledged that the health of humans, animals, and the environment is interconnected, and that stewardship must be a collaborative effort among multiple disciplines. One Health-driven engagement will facilitate more holistic communication among Minnesota’s public and professionals and encourage identification of antibiotic stewardship best practices across settings.


  • Provide a collaborative environment to promote judicious antibiotic use and stewardship and to reduce the impact of antibiotic-resistant pathogens of human, animal, and environmental health importance


  • Minnesota leaders in human, animal, and environment health will work together to raise awareness and change behaviors to preserve antibiotics and treat infections effectively


  • To promote understanding of One Health antibiotic stewardship across disciplines
  • To improve human antibiotic stewardship efforts
  • To improve animal antibiotic stewardship efforts
  • To develop the “antibiotic footprint” concept as a way to communicate the impact of antibiotic use on the environment

Workgroup member affiliations

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Allina Health
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Emergency Physicians Professional Association- Minnesota
Hennepin County Medical Center
Leading Age Minnesota
M Health
Mayo Clinic
Merck Research Labs
Minnesota Beef Council
Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Hospital Association
Minnesota Milk Producers Association
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Minnesota Pork Board
Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association
Minnesota Turkey Growers Association
One Water, One Health, LLC.
Park Nicollet
Pipestone Veterinary Services
Regions Hospital
St. Paul Infectious Disease Associates, Ltd.
Stratis Health
University of Minnesota
University of St. Thomas
US Geographical Survey
Zoetis Animal Health

Updated Tuesday, 05-Nov-2019 16:17:12 CST