You CAN do it!



Motivated to decrease the overuse of antibiotics, but don’t know where to start? Well we’ve taken the time to put together a few materials that can get you moving forward.

1. Take part in AWARE, the Oregon Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education,  Get Smart About Antibiotics week every year. 
Get Smart About Antibiotics week is from November 18-24. Get Smart About Antibiotics week has been going strong for the last four years with three other countries taking part in it.

2. Get social
Start the chat on twitter, facebook, instagram, and any other social platforms you may be apart of. Use the hashtag #antibioticresistance. Talk to your friends and families and tell them to spread the word and take the initiative.
Here are a few companies and people to follow for updated news and petitions:

@CDCEMERGENCY
@saveantibiotics
@ecowatch
@foodsafetynews
@sustainableantibiotics
@drfriedencdc
@publichealth
@pdxecomerge

3. Distribute informative materials.
 Simple handouts such as fact sheets, brochures, and posters can go a long way towards spreading a word. Oh and hey, you don’t even have to design them. Here is a link to all ready available promotional items.

4. Host an Event!
Here is a link to help you plan and host the event. Comes with a checklist too!

 OR

You can get help from a representative with more knowledge and information.


If you don’t want to plan or host an event for Awareness Week you can still make a difference by signing a petition to ban the overuse of antibiotics in livestock. You can also make a difference by buying and consuming non-antibiotic food.

I hope this post was helpful in motivating you to get started on what could possibly be saving millions of lives.


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