Chicago Outpatient Clinics, Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has partnered with Mesmerize, a distribution/printing company, to deliver 295 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 209 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 initiatives in time for CDC's Antimicrobial Awareness Week. Campaign content including Binder Chapters, brochures and posters can be viewed below under "Table of Contents".


Table Of Contents

Chicago Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Educational Campaign

Clinical (Urgent Care / Primary Care / Family Medicine / Internal Medicine) Binder Content:

Clinical Binder: Introduction & Chapter One: Commitment

Clinical Binder: Chapter Two: Act

Clinical Binder: Chapter Three: Track and Report

Clinical Binder: Chapter Four: Educate

Clinical 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: https://fccdl.in/gekj8tXl3t

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

CDPH Healthcare Associated Infections

Outpatient Toolkit Contacts

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