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Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB)

The Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) 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 PACCARB was established initially under Executive Order 13676, dated September 18, 2014.  Per the delegation of authority dated March 3, 2020, the President of the United States has delegated his authority to the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 9(a)(1) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), to re-establish the PACCARB.  Pursuant to this delegation of authority, the Secretary is re-establishing the Advisory Council. Per the President's delegation of authority the Secretary may direct the PACCARB to perform duties consistent with those assigned to them in section 505(b) of Public Law 116-22 (June 24, 2019), the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (PAHPAIA).


Learn about why PACCARB was established and what it does.


Learn about PACCARB's voting members, organizational liaisons, ex officio members, and advisory council staff.


Find details about upcoming PACCARB meetings and related important information.

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Reports & Recommendations

Find guiding documents and plans related to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Working Groups

The PACCARB may establish standing and ad hoc working groups to provide assistance for carrying out its function. PACCARB currently has three working groups exploring incentives for the development of products to address antibiotic-resistance.

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Contact Us

For all comments or questions about PACCARB or any of our work, please contact us here.
Content created by Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Content last reviewed on March 26, 2020