Network News – March 25, 2014
- Reminder: Register now for the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions
- Every Child By Two will host congressional event to support students who made "The Invisible Threat" documentary film
- Access March 14 IZCoalitions Network webinar recording and slides sets
- HPV vaccination resources from many organizations available to help healthcare professionals increase HPV vaccination rates
- National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit meeting to be held May 13–15 in Atlanta
- Iowa Immunization Coalition to sponsor first statewide conference on June 11
- Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition conference to be held June 19
Reminder: Register now for the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions
The 11th National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions will be held in Seattle on May 21–23. This conference is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and learn up-to-date immunization and coalition-building skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Learn how to use collaboration and partnership to improve the health status of their communities
- Engage with world-class speakers such as Dr. David Williams and Dr. Bill Foege
- Participate in the design and launch of a social media campaign with Every Child by Two
- Connect with colleagues (and potential partners) from across the nation
- Attend the first-ever NCIHC Film Festival featuring award-winning documentaries
Every Child By Two will host congressional event to support students who made "The Invisible Threat" documentary film
Please join Every Child By Two at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center at 10:00 a.m. ET on May 1, to view the film The Invisible Threat and support the student filmmakers in their efforts to spark a national movement to educate students, parents, and legislators about the science of immunizations and the dangers of under-vaccinated communities. The Invisible Threat film focuses on understanding the science of vaccination and the misperceptions leading parents to delay or decline life-saving immunizations. This 40-minute independent documentary, produced by award winning high school student filmmakers, has earned praise from more than 50 organizations, including CDC, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, the Immunization Action Coalition, and Every Child By Two, calling the documentary "powerful," "fast-paced," "well-balanced,” and “impeccably produced."
Following the film, Every Child By Two will host a panel discussion with leading experts in the field of immunizations to discuss how the resurgence of deadly vaccine-preventable diseases can affect communities and how to help combat the spread of dangerous misinformation about vaccines.
Please keep checking the Every Child By Two website for details on when to contact your members of Congress.
Please email documentary producer Lisa Posard to host an airing in your town!
View the movie trailer
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Access March 14 IZCoalitions Network webinar recording and slides sets
On March 14, IAC sponsored a webinar for the IZCoalitions Network, featuring Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), speaking on HPV infection and ways to improve HPV vaccination rates. Other topics included an overview of the February ACIP meeting, the “Dear Colleague” letter on HPV vaccination, and the documentary film The Invisible Threat. We are providing links below for those who wish to access the information provided during this very informative session.
Access the complete one hour webinar, including slides and audio from the following presentations:
- You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention: Communicating about HPV Vaccination—Anne Schuchat, MD, director, NCIRD, CDC. Access Dr. Schuchat's slide deck.
- Brief overview of the February ACIP meeting—Ray Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, leader, Education, Information, and Partnership Branch, Immunization Services Division, NCIRD, CDC. Access Dr. Strikas's slide deck.
- "Dear Colleague" letter that encourages HPV vaccination—Litjen (L.J) Tan, MS, PhD, chief strategy officer, IAC. Access a joint press release: Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Efforts Urging Physicians to Strongly Recommend Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination.
- Update on launch of The Invisible Threat documentary—Lisa Posard, producer, and Amy Pisani, executive director, Every Child By Two. Access the slide deck on The Invisible Threat.
A participant in the webinar requested reliable information to respond to parents questioning the safety of HPV vaccine in light of the media reports about two sisters who developed premature ovarian failure after HPV vaccination. CDC’s Immunization Safety Office has added a related Q&A to their FAQ page. You can find the response at www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Vaccines/HPV/hpv_faqs.html#six.
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HPV vaccination resources from many organizations available to help healthcare professionals increase HPV vaccination rates
In conjunction with the March 14 webinar, IAC compiled an extensive listing of HPV vaccination resources. Some of these are targeted toward healthcare providers, while others are handouts to share with parents and patients. If you have additional HPV vaccination resources that you would like to share, please email Teresa Anderson at IAC.
AAFP, AAP, ACOG, ACP, CDC, and IAC
- “Dear Colleague” Letter (2/12/2014): Give a strong recommendation for HPV vaccine to increase uptake!
- Joint press release: Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Efforts Urging Physicians to Strongly Recommend Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination
HPV resources from IAC
- Human Papillomavirus: A Parent's Guide to Preteen and Teen HPV Vaccination
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) web section on immunize.org
- Ask the Experts: Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- HPV handouts for patients and providers
- HPV web section of IAC's website for parents and patients, www.vaccineinformation.org
- HPV Is a Serious Disease…Make Sure Your Child Is Protected! (English)
- HPV Is a Serious Disease…Make Sure Your Child Is Protected! (Spanish)
- HPV video collection for healthcare providers
- IAC's Video Library on vaccineinformation.org features a collection of HPV-related videos for parents and the public
- HPV Vaccine Information Statements in more than 20 languages: Cervarix VIS and Gardasil VIS
HPV Resources from CDC
- Tips and Time-savers for Talking with Parents about HPV Vaccine
- You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention campaign web section
- Video: Recommending HPV Vaccine Successfully; CDC Expert Commentary from Medscape, Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS) Login to Medscape required; free
- CDC Grand Rounds: Reducing the Burden of HPV-Associated Cancer and Disease (MMWR, January 31, 2014)
- Access video and radio PSAs and podcasts about the importance of HPV vaccination
- CDC’s Immunization Safety Office has expanded its vaccine safety web content to include an extensive Q&A section: Frequently Asked Questions about HPV Vaccine Safety
- HPV (Gardasil) Vaccine Information Statement
- HPV (Cervarix) Vaccine Information Statement
HPV resources from AAP
- AAP News commentary by Michael T. Brady, MD, FAAP, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases: Pediatricians can lay out evidence to allay fears over HPV vaccine
- AAP Press Room: Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Efforts Urging Physicians to Strongly Recommend Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination
- User-friendly handout for male and female patients: Why your doctor says you should get all 3 HPV vaccine shots
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) web section on AAP's website for parents,www.healthychildren.org
- HPV (Cervarix): What You Need to Know web section
- HPV (Gardasil): What You Need to Know web section
HPV resources from AAFP
HPV resources from ACOG
- Human Papillomavirus Information for Ob-Gyns
- Frequently Asked Questions for Patients Concerning HPV Vaccination
- HPV FAQs for Providers
HPV resources from the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Prevent HPV web section, includes new brochure for boys and young men, videos, and more
- Human Papillomavirus: What you should know (English)
- Human Papillomavirus: What you should know (Spanish)
HPV resource from National Coalition of STD Directors and American Sexual Health Association
- Summary of meeting (8/16/2013): Revisiting HPV Disease Policy at the State Level: Are There Next Steps?
HPV resource from President's Cancer Panel
- Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake: Urgency for Action to Prevent Cancer: A Report to the President of the United States from the President’s Cancer Panel
HPV resources from VICNetwork
- Archived Webinar (1/28/2014): HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention…So what’s the hold up?
HPV resource from Voices for Vaccines
- Blog post by Dr. Nathan Boonstra: HPV vaccines and failure to communicate
National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit meeting to be held May 13–15 in Atlanta
On behalf of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS), Dr. Litjen (L.J) Tan invites interested individuals and coalitions to contact him for more information about attending the May 13–15 NAIIS meeting, to be held in Atlanta. Here is the draft agenda.
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Iowa Immunization Coalition to sponsor first statewide conference on June 11
The Iowa Immunization Coalition will sponsor its first statewide conference on June 11 in Des Moines. More information will be posted in the future on the Iowa Immunization Coalition's website.
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