The California Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative of the CDPH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program provides guidance and support for California healthcare facilities to implement antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs). ASPs promote and measure appropriate antimicrobial use by optimizing selection, dosing, route and duration of therapy. ASPs improve patient outcomes while minimizing adverse events associated with antimicrobial use, including toxicity, Clostridium difficile infections and the emergence of antimicrobial resistant organisms.
California was the first state to enact antimicrobial stewardship legislation.
For additional information contact the HAI Program at HAIProgram@cdph.ca.