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November 13 - 19, 2017


Dear Provider,

As cold and flu season settles in, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) offers you a way to demonstrate to patients your commitment to safe and appropriate antibiotic prescribing. As a participant in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign, NYSDOH would like to announce the Get Smart Guarantee poster is now available in print and electronic formats.

Healthcare providers may be pressured by patients to prescribe antibiotics even when they have a viral infection. Displaying this poster in waiting or examination rooms sends a message to patients that antibiotics aren’t always appropriate. We hope the posters will help facilitate conversations with patients on the appropriate use of antibiotics. It also demonstrates your commitment to safe, effective prescribing.

The Get Smart Guarantee poster is designed to be personalized by attaching a photo of your choice. The poster is available at no cost to you and may be ordered by contacting the NYSDOH Get Smart Program Coordinator, Mary Beth Wenger, at marybeth.wenger@health.ny.gov or by downloading the poster at: http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1156.pdf

Additional information about the CDC Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program is available by visiting the website: http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/index.html.


Click on the links below to download:


CDC Be Antibiotics Aware Stakeholder Toolkit


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