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AWARE: Get Smart Week
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Get Smart Week - November 17th-21st 2014
During "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week", we remind all Oregonians to use antibiotics as prescribed and to remember that antibiotics are not effective in treating viral infections, such as the common cold or flu. 
 
Calendar of Events
  • AWARE on the Square- Educational Outreach Event and Free Flu Shots for Uninsured Adults 
    Friday, November 21; 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon 
  • Get Smart Twitter Chat
    Tuesday, November 18th; 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
    Join and follow us at @OregonAWARE and @CDCgov handles and be sure to use our hashtag #SAVEABX

What Is Get Smart About Antibiotics Week?

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week is an annual effort to coordinate the work of CDC's Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign, state-based appropriate antibiotic use campaigns, non-profit partners, and for-profit partners during a one week observance of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Oregon AWARE (Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education) encourages the appropriate use of antibiotics and aims to reduce the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Oregon.

During the week:   
  • Oregon AWARE works with physician assistant students, nursing students and pharmacy students around Oregon to set up educational booths at chosen community venues. On November 21, the OSU College of Pharmacy and the OHSU Physician Assistant Program will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland to get the word out about antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use.  

Get Involved

To get involved with Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, contact us at: oregon.aware@state.or.us
 

Resources

Oregon AWARE Materials

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Podcasts
 
Information and Campaign Materials from CDC
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