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Please direct questions, comments, and completed application to the Communicable Disease Service via email at or call us at 609-826-5964.

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

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program




In 2019, the New Jersey Department of Health launched the NJ Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program to:

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

The three application types are:

  1. Acute care hospitals
  2. Post-acute care facilities (e.g., long-term acute care, skilled nursing, long-term care, rehabilitation)
  3. Outpatient facilities (e.g., physician’s offices, ambulatory surgery, urgent care, hemodialysis)

Applicants from acute care hospitals and post-acute care facilities will be recognized as Gold, Silver, or Bronze awardees, based on the difficulty of ASP interventions. Outpatient healthcare facilities will be recognized with a general award during the 2019 program, though tiered outpatient awards are under development for future program years.

For more information, view the 5/14/19 webinar: Unveiling our New Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program!

Resources & Applications

Recognition Program Overview

Acute Care Hospitals 2019 Application

Post-acute Care Facilities 2019 Application

Outpatient Facilities 2019 Application


**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: 6/18/2019