Antibiotic Resistance Educational Programs and Resources

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.

Content focuses on viruses and bacteria, how antibiotics work, and what causes antibiotic resistance. Also covers environmental impact and global health concerns. This curriculum meets multiple science content, standards and competency requirements.

For the Teacher:

  • Curriculum instructional video
  • Pre-packaged two-day curriculum with PowerPoint presentation
  • Pre and posttest for students
  • Student worksheet
  • Teacher resource sheet
  • Teacher evaluation/reporting form

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Elementary Student and 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. The presentation is directed toward elementary and middle school students. However, it can be used for any audience.

Program Includes:

  • 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 you to do it yourself with our easy to follow instructional video.

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

MARR Healthcare Provider Education Program

Antibiotics in the Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

This free webinar was developed by the MARR Coalition and Wayne State University School of Medicine to promote appropriate management of upper respiratory infections.

Specifically designed for Michigan primary care practitioners, including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, the presentation includes information about antibiotic resistance, treatment guidelines for upper respiratory infections (URIs), and strategies to improve patient satisfaction when antibiotics are requested but not necessary for the treatment of the illness. It also provides useful advice on how to establish effective practice protocols that improve patient outcomes by setting reasonable expectations for URI treatment and management.

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