Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. The number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics has increased in the last decade. The Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction (MARR) Coalition was formed in 1997 through a grant from General Motors Corporation to help reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing in Michigan. Since then, we have grown to include a broad coalition of local professional and community organizations, and individuals focused on the issue of unwarranted use of antibiotics in treating self-limiting respiratory ailments, like colds, flu and most coughs.
The Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition (MARR) seeks to improve the use of antimicrobial agents in communities throughout the state of Michigan through the collaborative educational efforts of academic, government, and community partners.
Provide the infrastructure and resources for positive interventions that support the appropriate use of antibiotics and reduce antibiotic resistance in Michigan, including: