Thank you for enrolling your hospital in the “Spotlight on Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP)” project, supported by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program. The intent of the project is to provide guidance to California hospitals as they work to implement and improve their ASPs, and to allow volunteer hospitals to demonstrate their capabilities and progress in ASP implementation.

You will be asked a series of questions aimed to showcase your facility's ASP, indicating if your faciltiy performs specific activities recently defined by the California HAI Advisory Committee as those that constitute an ASP. We also ask that you designate one or more key staff members willing to serve as mentors to other hospitals seeking advice or assistance with ASP implementation. The information you provide will be posted to the HAI Program Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative web page. (You will be asked to review for accuracy prior to posting).

We will update your hospital's information as additional ASP activities are initiated over time. You may also withdraw from the project at any time, and your hospital's information will be deleted from the web page within 10 working days.

Now, let's get started.

[Please note our Spotlight on ASP project is limited to California hospitals. If you represent a hospital outside of California, please consider contacting your state health department to identify ASP efforts in your state and/or to recommend starting a similar ASP Spotlight project in your state.]