One Health in Action: Minnesota’s Collaborative Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship (CE Session)

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Date/Time: April 10, 2024 | 11:10 - 11:45 am ET

One Health represents a global initiative aimed at fostering cross-disciplinary partnerships and communication across all areas of healthcare, encompassing humans, animals, and the environment. This collaborative approach seeks to propel biomedical breakthroughs, improve the effectiveness of public health measures, and elevate our medical education and clinical practices. In this session, the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health will be explored and its effectiveness through the Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative. Defining One Health and explaining why antibiotic resistance transcends disciplinary boundaries, impacting not only human health but also that of animals and ecosystems. The principles and strategies of antibiotic stewardship through a One Health lens, highlighting the interconnectedness of health across various sectors will be explored, as well as the pivotal roles and responsibilities of multidisciplinary teams involved in antibiotic stewardship across diverse settings.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, the learner should be able to:

  • Define One Health and describe why antibiotic resistance is a One Health issue;
  • Describe antibiotic stewardship principles and implementation strategies through a One Health perspective;
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the multidisciplinary team involved in antibiotic stewardship within multiple settings.

Target Audience: 

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.

Kristen Clark, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CCRT

Director, Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative

Minnesota Department of Health

Kristen Clark, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CCRT, holds her DVM from Iowa State University, her MPH from the University of Minnesota, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. In addition to working in private veterinary practice, she served as an epidemiologist with the Iowa Department of Public Health. She then served in several leadership roles at Iowa State University, including most recently as the University’s Public Health Coordinator where she oversaw campus public health operations. In 2023, she joined the Minnesota Department of Health as the Director of the Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative (MOHASC). MOHASC is made up of leaders in human, animal, and environmental health who work together to promote judicious antibiotic use and stewardship to reduce the impact of antibiotic-resistant pathogens across the One Health spectrum. 

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