U.S. National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (National Action Plan)

Resource Location: https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/us-activities/national-action-plan.html

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The National Action Plan directs federal agencies to accelerate response to antibiotic resistance by presenting coordinated, strategic actions to improve the health and well-being of all Americans across the One Health spectrum. It has pushed transformative improvements across the country that strengthen and expand the ability to respond to these threats. The National Action Plan supports five main goals: 1. Slow the Emergence of Resistant Bacteria and Prevent the Spread of Resistant Infections; 2. Strengthen National One Health Surveillance Efforts to Combat Resistance; 3. Advance Development and Use of Rapid and Innovative Diagnostic Tests for Identification and Characterization of Resistant Bacteria; 4. Accelerate Basic and Applied Research and Development for New Antibiotics, Other Therapeutics, and Vaccines; and 5. Improve International Collaboration and Capacities for Antibiotic-Resistance Prevention, Surveillance, Control and Antibiotic Research and Development.