Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – May 12, 2015


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Save the date: IZCoalitions to sponsor June 8 webinar on HPV

SAVE THE DATE: The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) invites you to participate in a one-hour webinar for immunization coalition leaders, members, and those who collaborate with coalitions on June 8, at 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT). The focus of this webinar will be human papillomavirus (HPV). All are welcome to participate.

  1. Noel T. Brewer, PhD, University of North Carolina, will provide an overview of the work of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. The purpose of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable is to increase HPV vaccination coverage. Key activities include increased awareness, provider education, public education, systems changes, and health policy efforts.
  2. Frederic Lumiere, director of the film Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, will describe this feature-length documentary that features the struggles and triumphs of five women whose lives were changed forever by this deadly virus. Watch the trailer on YouTube.
  3. Announcements from partners

We will circulate the final agenda and registration information the week before the webinar.
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VEC, PKIDs, IAC, and NACCHO release new resources for parents and patients

Four members of the IZCoalitions Network have recently developed or updated new resources for the public.
The Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC) has released a series of 14 videos for parents on YouTube. Each video in the series is two to four minutes long and features Dr. Paul Offit answering common vaccine-related questions. Talking About Vaccines answers questions such as:

  • Why do newborns get the hepatitis B vaccine?
  • Why are vaccines required before my child goes to school?
  • Why is the HPV vaccine given to children at 11-12 years of age?
  • Are vaccines safe during pregnancy?

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) has put together a collection of resources related to meningococcal disease and related vaccination, including thought-provoking videos and posters.
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has finished updating its suite of handouts that focuses on adults in risk groups for vaccination.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has released Guide to HPV Resources for Local Health Departments to assist health departments with increasing HPV vaccination rates.
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Idaho Immunization Summit to be held September 21

The Idaho Immunization Coalition, in partnership with the Idaho Immunization Program, will host its 2015 Immunization Summit on September 21. Keynote speakers will include:

  • David R. Williams, PhD, professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, an internationally known speaker on the social determinants of health
  • Carolyn Buxton Bridges, MD, associate director of Adult Immunizations, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, whose current focus is on increasing the evidence base of adult vaccinations, vaccine coverage assessment, and adult vaccination policy and education

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First Colorado Regional Immunization Summit to be held on October 23

The Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition and St. Mary's Hospital will be sponsoring the first-ever Colorado Regional Immunization Summit on October 23 in Grand Junction. This conference will provide an opportunity for Coloradans involved in immunization delivery, education, and advocacy to learn about current issues and best practices from experts in the field.
Conference Objectives

  • Describe the latest updates on vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization coverage in Colorado and the U.S.
  • Implement best practices and strategies to communicate with parents and improve immunization rates
  • Discuss recently passed immunization legislation in Colorado and related implementation initiatives to address access and immunization needs in the state

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