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The Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program is an initiative of the Communicable Disease Service (CDS).

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program

2020 ASRP

We have concluded the New Jersey Department of Health’s 2020 NJ Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program and have alerted all awardees via email. Congratulations to all of 2020’s Antimicrobial Stewards, who have demonstrated excellence in antimicrobial stewardship in the face of the many COVID-19 related challenges.


Please join us in recognizing this year’s awardees from 10am-12pm on December 4, 2020 at the virtual award ceremony presented by the New Jersey Department of Health in collaboration with the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA).  We will hear from our keynote, Dr. Emily Heil, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, in addition to three, carefully selected facilities who will speak about their antimicrobial stewardship program experiences over the past year. Attendees will also be eligible to acquire continuing education units/credits made possible by NJHA.



Register here:


Looking forward to seeing you all there.


About the ASRP

NJDOH launched the 2020 Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP) to:

  • Acknowledge our top performers and encourage developing stewardship programs,
  • Improve visibility of ASPs within their organizations,
  • Encourage new leaders and find unique initiatives, and
  • Sustain current emphasis on stewardship in NJ

NOTE: Due to challenges from the COVID-19 response, returning stewards had the opportunity to reapply for their current status through an attestation document. New stewards were eligible to apply for the “Antimicrobial Steward.”


Previous Awardees

A list of facilities who have been recognized in past years is available here.


 **The New Jersey Department of Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program acknowledges health care facilities and physician practices who demonstrate, through written documentation, that they have met or exceeded the minimum expectations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Antimicrobial Stewardship. This recognition is based solely on satisfaction of CDC criteria and does not otherwise constitute an endorsement of any health care facility or physician practice by the New Jersey Department of Health.


Last Reviewed: 11/17/2020