Chicago Outpatient Clinics,

Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has partnered with Mesmerize, a distribution/printing company, to deliver 250 Clinical Antimicrobial Stewardship Binders for Urgent Care/Immediate Care or Primary Care/Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Chicago Providers.  Dental Antimicrobial Stewardship Binders will also be delivered to 200 clinics in Chicago.  The binders are a combination of the CDC Core Elements of Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship, Illinois Department of Public Health's Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit specific to Primary Care Providers or Dentists, respectively for each binder, and select CDPH supplemental content.  In addition to the binders, each facility has the option to opt-in and also receive CDC brochures and/or posters promoting antibiotic awareness.  All materials (binders, brochures and/or posters) are free of charge for the outpatient Chicago clinics, and funded by a CDC grant.  We hope that the timing of materials prior to mid-November will help promote awareness and generating new antimicrobial stewardship intiatives in time for CDC's Antimicrobial Awareness Week.  Campaign content including Binder Chapters, brochures and posters can be viewed below under "Table of Contents".  

Best Regards,

The Hospital Acquired Infection / Antibiotic Resistance (HAI/AR) Unit of CDPH 



University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Dentistry Publications can be referenced for more information on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Dental Clinics:



Chicago Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Educational Campaign 

Dental Binder Content:

Dental Binder:  Introduction

Dental Binder:  Chapter One:  Commitment

Dental Binder:  Chapter Two:  Act

Dental Binder:  Chapter Three:  Track and Report

Dental Binder:  Chapter Four:  Educate

Dental Binder:  Chapter Five:  Supplemental Materials


Link to July 2019 Webinar Presentation - "Chicago Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship:  Updates and Opportunities" - during CDPH's Outpatient Infection Control Practitioner Roundtable virtual meeting 

View the live one hour presentation here:


CDC/CDPH Brochures and Posters for Campaign - Clinical (Primary Care/Immediate Care/Urgent Care/Family Medicine) and Dental Focus:

Clinical Trifold Brochure

Dental Trifold Brochure

"Right Tool" Poster - English

"Right Tool" Poster - Spanish

Virus vs Bacteria Poster 


Amy Hanson, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID

Project Administrator, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Infectious Disease Pharmacist, Chicago Department of Public Health

West Side Center for Disease Control

2160 West Ogden Ave

Chicago, IL 60612

Office: 312-746-0304


For questions related to Healthcare Associated Infection/Antibiotic Resistance, please, contact the Chicago Department of Public Health at:

HAI Coordinator:

Shannon Xydis
312-743-0416 (Office)
312-746-4683 (Fax)