Readers with an interest in public health, whether scholarly or casual, may want to check out the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). This research institute "works to prevent illness and death from targeted infectious disease threats through research and the translation of scientific information into real-world, practical applications, policies, and solutions." Visitors to CIDRAP will find up-to-date news on a variety of infectious disease events and research occurring around the world, with currently trending topics highlighted near the top of the page. Those seeking information about specific health issue will want to check out the infectious disease topics section. Here, readers will find an alphabetized list of links, each leading to a collection of CIDRAP's news articles and recent medical literature on that topic often accompanied by additional information such as a disease overview or related practices. Readers may also like to explore CIDRAP's many ongoing programs. As of this write-up, their most prominent program is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Project, which features a range of multimedia content for both clinicians and the general public. Founded in 2001, CIDRAP is based at the University of Minnesota and directed by Dr. Michael T. Osterholm.
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