Resolution: Codify PACCARB in Legislation Image Access the Recommendation Report Resolution: Codify PACCARB in Legislation* Executive Summary In this letter addressed to Secretary Alex M. Azar II of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the PACCARB expresses their commitment to addressing the urgent issue of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. The council emphasizes the high risk and significant implications of such infections, highlighting the need for federal efforts to be integrated into HHS's comprehensive approach to safeguarding the nation. The council stresses the importance of sustained federal support, citing the persistence of antibiotic resistance as an ongoing challenge. PACCARB has made significant progress and aims to continue its work beyond 2020, urging the codification of the council into law to ensure its long-term continuity and influence over federal combating-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-related activities. Associated PACCARB Working Group This report was compiled by the Immediate Action Subcommittee, and was voted on and approved by the full council at the 8th PACCARB Public Meeting on March 2, 2018. This working group was established to provide recommendations addressing topics of immediate concern related to antimicrobial resistance. *People using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in these files. For assistance, contact the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria by emailing CARB@hhs.gov.