Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest public health threats of our time. Experts agree we may soon be living in a world where antibiotics are no match for drug-resistant bacteria, often called superbugs. The public health consequences of losing antibiotics are almost incomprehensible. Standard medical procedures would become extremely risky and even a simple cut could kill. We're on a mission to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by engaging in research, advocacy, and science-based policy to find solutions to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance. Join us today in this important fight.
DiscoverUncover the origins and drivers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; develop probiotic therapies to block their spread
PolicyPromote evidence-based policy and practice in human medicine and agriculture
IdentifyIdentify targets for new diagnostics to guide antibiotic prescription, improve patient care and decrease costs
QuantifyQuantify the drug-resistant human infections arising from antibiotic overuse in food animals
EngageEngage consumers and policymakers using new and traditional media
SolutionsPromote market-based solutions to improve antibiotic stewardship in agriculture
Leading physicians, veterinarians and other experts outline key steps for policymakers, food companies and food purchasers, and medical groups to help tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis
PBS NewsHour reports on how ARAC scientists are studying how superbugs can get into the food supply. We had a great time filming and showing the reporters how we conduct research. We are excited to be a part of this important series on the antibiotic resistance crisis!
The Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use (CRAU) standard was developed by School Food Focus in 2015 to minimize the use of antibiotics in poultry production, and offer schools a viable way to put a better poultry on the menu.