The Role of Procurement in Preventing Antibiotic Overuse in Food Production

Part 3 of our 3-part Healthy Food in Health Care summer webinar series.

This webinar will focus on how hospitals can use their purchasing power to engage in cross-sector or market transformation procurement strategies to prevent antibiotic overuse in food production while still making the business case.  

August 4th, 2015 | 2:00PM-3:30PM EST | Click to Register

Presenters: Dan Henroid, MS, RD, Director, Nutrition & Food Services, Sustainability Officer, UCSF Medical Center; Barbara Hamilton, Sustainability Manager, Palomar Health; Monica Nakielski, Program Manager, Sustainable Initiatives, Partners Healthcare

Moderator: Hillary Bisnett, HCWH

Antibiotic resistance continues to increase across the country. Although there is strong consensus among independent health experts that such antibiotic use in agriculture is a major contributor to this trend, antibiotics continue to be used prolifically in food animal agriculture for non-therapeutic purposes. The health care sector, with both its procurement power and moral authority, can contribute greatly to the end goal of eliminating the misuse and overuse of such important medicines in agriculture.