How We Work
The Advisory Council provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to support and evaluate the implementation of U.S. government activities related to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Secretary then transmits all approved written reports created by the PACCARB to the President.
The PACCARB consists of 30 members, including 15 voting members that are special government employees, 5 non-voting liaison members representing their respective organizations, and 10 non-voting ex-officio members representing HHS, and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Agriculture (USDA). The members are supported by a Designated Federal Official and other staff members within HHS. The PACCARB may establish standing and ad hoc working groups to provide assistance for carrying out its function. All reports and recommendations prepared by the working groups must be deliberated and voted on by the PACCARB.