Antibiotic Resistance Educational Programs and Resources

Community Education Program "Antibiotics & You"

This award-winning, 45-minute interactive program is designed for consumers of all ages to help them better understand antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, and how to use these lifesaving medicines appropriately. With content that is easy to understand, this presentation is proven effective in a variety of settings especially in elementary or middle schools, senior centers, and community education programs.

What you will learn:

  • The differences between bacteria and viruses
  • How germs spread
  • What happens when you get sick
  • How antibiotics work
  • What antibiotic resistance is and what you can do about it
  • How to prevent infection and illness (handwashing, immunization, exercise, nutrition)

MARR makes it easy for anyone to learn and present this program with the resources included in the curricula

“Antibiotics & You” earned the 2003 Award for Excellence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been adopted by several other state coalitions nationwide for use in their community education programs.

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High School Biology/Health Curriculum

“Viruses and Bacteria, Antibiotic Development, and Antibiotic Resistance”

This curriculum was created in collaboration between the MARR Coalition and Oregon AWARE programs, and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Content development and review was done by teachers, microbiologists, doctors, and state and other professionals.

This curriculum meets multiple science content, standards, and competency requirements.

What you will learn:

  • The differences between bacteria and viruses
  • Bacterial colonization and infection
  • Host cell defenses
  • How antibiotics work
  • How bacteria become resistant
  • Strategies for overcoming antibiotic resistance including guidance on appropriate use

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We ask that after you have completed presenting either the High School Biology/Health Curriculum, or the Antibiotics & You Program, that you submit our Presenter Evaluation.

By providing this information you are helping us to continually improve this free service that we offer to the community to better educate the importance of understanding proper antibiotic use.