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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005

Impact of Statewide Program To Promote Appropriate Antimicrobial Drug Use

Edward A. Belongia*Comments to Author , Mary Jo Knobloch*, Burney A. Kieke*, Jeffrey P. Davis‡, Carolyn Janette‡1, and Richard E. Besser§
Author affiliations: *Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA; †Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; ‡Wisconsin Medical Society, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Major WARN activities and initiatives, 2000–2003*

Activity 2000 2001 2002 2003
Public education
Mailing to all licensed family and group childcare providers X X X
Exhibits at health fairs and community events X X X X
Public appearances by costumed characters X X X X
Distribution of sample materials to pharmacies X
Slide presentations at childcare centers X X X X
Newsletter copy distributed to healthcare organizations X X
WARN paycheck stuffers for state employees X X X
Slide presentations for community and state organizations X X X X
Physician education
Sample materials and order form mailed to >8,000 licensed primary care clinicians and pharmacists X X X
Satellite broadcasts on management of respiratory illness X X
Academic detailing packets distributed to health plans, clinics, public health staff X X X X
Narrated slide presentation on CD-ROM mailed to primary care clinicians X
Presentations at healthcare facilities, professional meetings, and conferences X X X X
Distributed invasive pneumococcal susceptibility report for Wisconsin X X X X
Distributed original (2000) and revised (2002) clinical practice fact sheets to ≈9,000 clinicians and pharmacists X X
WARN resource binder distributed to 16 health plans X
Media campaign
Advertisements on Wisconsin Radio Network or Wisconsin Public Radio X X X X
Guest editorials in newspapers X X X X
Governor declared "Get Smart About Antibiotics Month" X
Television advertisements—Dick Van Dyke and Bill Nye X X
Earned media—radio and/or television news coverage X X X X
Earned media—newspaper coverage X X X X

*WARN, Wisconsin Antibiotic Resistance Network.

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1Carolyn Janette is currently affiliated with Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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