White House Releases National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

March 27, 2015

On March 27, 2015, the White House released a plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria outlines steps for implementing the National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and addressing the policy recommendations of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance. The National Action Plan outlines federal activities over the next five years to enhance domestic and international capacity to prevent and contain outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections; maintain the efficacy of current and new antibiotics; and develop and deploy next-generation diagnostics, antibiotics, vaccines, and other therapeutics.   

To learn more about the National Action Plan, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/27/fact-sheet-obama-administration-releases-national-action-plan-combat-ant.  
To read an interview with President Obama and WebMD about the National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, visit http://blogs.webmd.com/breaking-news/2015/03/exclusive-obama-on-antibiotic-resistance.html
To read the White House Blog Post by Secretaries Burwell, Carter, and Vilsack on this important topic, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/03/27/our-plan-combat-and-prevent-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria.
To learn more about CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative, visit http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/solutions-initiative/index.html