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AWARE: Get Smart Week
Get Smart Week - November 18-24, 2013
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
  • CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
    Combating Resistance: Getting Smart About Antibiotics
    Tuesday, November 19; 10:00-11:00 am
  • Pacific University Pharmacy
    Get Smart Week Open House
    Thursday, November 21; 4:00-8:00 pm
    Forest Grove Campus, Forest Grove, Oregon
  • AWARE on the Square
    Friday, November 22; 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon
  • Get Smart Twitter Chat
    Friday, November 22; 10:00-11:00 am
    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 22, the OSU College of Pharmacy will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland to get the word out about antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use. Read more about the event.
  • Public service announcements are aired on radio stations.
  • English and Spanish​ (jpg) billboards are displayed in the Portland-Salem Metro area. As well as Redmond, Prineville, and Bend. 
  • Pharmacists distribute "bagstuffers" (pdf) to patients at pharmacies throughout the State of Oregon.

Get Involved

To get involved with Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, contact us at:


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