Antibiotic Stewardship

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is excited to announce a renewed collaboration with antimicrobial stewardship (AS) experts from Tufts Medical Center on a program to enhance AS support and activities in our long-term care facilities. Drs. Shira Doron, Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, and Maureen Campion will share their experience as leaders of a successful program recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

In the coming months, there will be new opportunities for education, feedback, and discussion with these experts around promoting and implementing AS strategies and  leveraging your quarterly antibiotic start benchmarking reports. We look forward to partnering with and supporting you. Please explore some of the tools and resources we have available and begin reporting your facility antibiotic start data today. For more information on this program, please click here.

Tools and Resources

DPH Antibiotic Start Reporting Program
Tools to Assess Antibiotic Utilization
Continuing Education & Antibiotic Stewardship Resources
Information for Residents and Families
IDSA Practice Guidelines for Common Conditions