Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship

Antibiotics Only When Needed (O.W.N.)
MDH developed this campaign and its graphic elements to increase awareness of appropriate antibiotic use and prevent antibiotic resistance. Use these resources to improve antibiotic use in your community.
  • Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Basics
    Information about what antibiotic resistance is, diseases and infections commonly associated with antimicrobial resistance, and a fact sheet about antibiotic resistance in Minnesota.
    FAQs About Antimicrobial Use and Resistance | What You Can Do | Common Infections

  • Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Data
    Data, statistics, MDH antibiogram, and other information about antibiotic stewardship and antimicrobial use.

  • Antibiotics and Environmental Health
    Antibiotics, resistant bacteria, and antibiotic resistance genes reach the environment through a variety of routes, including antibiotic use in human and animal health settings, home antibiotic use by patients with prescriptions, use of antibiotics to treat food production animals, application of antibiotics on plant agriculture, and use of antibiotics in a variety of industrial processes.

  • For Health Professionals
    A library of resources for health care facilities and clinicians to promote the effective implementation of antibiotic stewardship in human health care.

  • For Animal Health Professionals
    Resources for veterinarians, clinic staff, producers, and others in the fields of veterinary medicine and animal health care.

  • For Educators
    Presentations, online trainings, tools, and other resources for teaching about antibiotic resistance and stewardship.

  • Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative
    A One Health approach recognizes that human, agricultural and companion animal, and environmental health are interconnected, and issues such as antibiotic stewardship require a collaborative effort across multiple disciplines.

Resistance anywhere is resistance everywhere.
Antibiotic overuse increases the development
of drug-resistant germs and
limits treatment options for infections.
You have a role in preventing antibiotic resistance.

Updated Friday, 01-Nov-2019 11:47:18 CDT