Curriculum and Programs
The MARR Coalition offers free educational curriculum and programs for students, consumers, and healthcare providers. These are all designed to promote appropriate antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.
In order to download the free curriculum, you may need to provide us with some basic information about who you are and who/where you will be presenting this information. We also ask that after you have completed presenting this information you submit our presenter evaluation form and also our host evaluation form. 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. We will not use your personal information for any soliciting, or sell your information to any third party. This is strictly for internal use to continually improve our curriculum/programs.
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
MARR 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. Content 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.
MARR Healthcare Provider Education Program
Antibiotics in the Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
This free, CME-accredited webinar was developed by the MARR Coalition and Wayne State University School of Medicine to promote appropriate management of upper respiratory infections. Healthcare professionals can obtain free CME credits until December 31, 2013. Click here to access the webinar.
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. The program is conveniently divided into three, one-hour modules:
- Antibiotic Resistance of Streptococcus Pneumoniae and its Clinical Impact
Presented by: Stephen Lerner, MD, Wayne State University
- Guidelines for the Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Presented by: Mohamad Fakih, MD, St. John Health System
- Truth With Satisfaction
Presented by: Marla Rowe Gorosh, MD, Henry Ford Health System
Upon completion, participants in this program will:
- Understand the emergence, selection and dissemination of various types of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and appreciate the clinical impact of this issue
- Understand the clinical features, diagnosis and practice guidelines for treatment of common cold, pharyngitis, sinusitis, acute bronchitis, influenza infection and otitis media
- Understand and incorporate into practice a model for enhanced communication with patients in discussing the diagnosis and treatment for upper respiratory infections, which do not require antibiotics
- Develop a cadre of communication tools that enhance the patient/clinician relationship, while adhering to recommended practice guidelines and maintaining efficient use of time