We have formed a Commission on Diversity that will collect data, identify best practices, and set standards for Urgent Care’s commitment to addressing disparities in access and treatment, as well as ensuring our own commitment to DEI in our teams and industry leaders.
Contact Jackie Stasch to learn how you can support DEI Initiatives.
Support the Advocacy work UCA is doing on behalf of the entire Urgent Care community.
We have various opportunities for you to support Advocacy initiatives, including:
Grant with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
In May 2022, The Urgent Care Foundation (UCF) was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to further Antibiotic Stewardship (ABS). This grant – the inaugural federal award for UCF — will fund Urgent Care Association (UCA) and College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM) ABS activities as part of a five-year cooperative agreement with the CDC (2020-2025).
The CDC and UCA, with the CUCM and UCF, have a strong history of promoting ABS in the industry, starting a partnership in 2018. All came together at that time, with the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) of the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University (GWU), to present the ABS Symposium at the first annual Fall Urgent Care Clinical Consortium. In 2019, CUCM published an Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit. That same year, UCA and CUCM incorporated ABS into quality Accreditation, with a specialized Antibiotic Stewardship Commendation program.
This cooperative grant builds on the momentum to further awareness of ABS and provide support to Urgent Care clinicians and centers to continue moving the needle on mitigating antimicrobial resistance.
UCA and CUCM reviewed and updated the Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit to address the most recent data from the CDC to inform best practices. A webinar on ABS best practices was hosted, with experts from the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Seattle Children’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and recorded as an enduring resource for clinicians.
UCA, with the support of ARAC, is leading an ABS Quality Improvement program. Participating Urgent Care centers are provided a guided experience to implement effective ABS and measure qualified improvement. Each center and their clinicians receive complimentary resources and educational materials for staff and patient education needs, personalized feedback and mapped center data trends. Join our participants in reaffirming commitment to ABS – sign the Commitment to Antibiotic Stewardship today.
Contact Jackie Stasch to learn how you can support this initiative.