On September 18, 2014, the Obama Administration released a coordinated effort related to antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. The links to the key materials released are below. Expect to see more from SHEA on antimicrobial stewardship as we focus on our strategy moving forward. Several SHEA members were on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and we are pleased that their expertise and leadership on this critical issue was recognized. As of March 2015, the White House released a National Action Plan for Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.  SHEA continues to follow and provide input on this plan.

SHEA Press Statements:
SHEA Applauds Strategies Outlined in National Task Force for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Plan (March 2015)
SHEA Applauds White House on Efforts to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance Nationally

White House Blog Post:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/new-executive-actions-combat-antibiotic-resistance-and-protect-public-health

Executive Order:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/18/executive-order-combating-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria

National Strategy:
National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (March 2015)

PCAST Blog Post:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/pcast-releases-new-report-combating-antibiotic-resistance

CDC Blog Post:
http://blogs.cdc.gov/cdcdirector/

CDC National Strategy:
http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/national-strategy/

FDA Blog Post:
http://blogs.fda.gov/fdavoice/index.php/2014/09/fdas-take-on-the-executive-order-and-national-strategy-to-combat-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/