Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – July 5, 2019


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Save the date: IZCoalitions Network webinar on using social media scheduled for July 16

Please save the date! The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) invites you to participate in a 1-hour webinar for immunization coalition and nonprofit leaders, members, and those who collaborate with coalitions on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. CT). The webinar will feature a number of speakers with experience in using social media who will answer the same set of questions. Examples of the questions:

  • What are you trying to accomplish on social media?
  • What is the most time consuming work in social media?
  • What social media tools to you use most and why?
  • What tools do you not use or avoid?
  • How do you handle negative comments on your social media?

Speakers will include:

We will send an invitation from ReadyTalk approximately a week before the webinar. When you register, you will receive a link to access the event on July 16.

Hope you all can make it!

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Reminder: 2019 National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships scheduled for November 13–15 in Honolulu; coalitions encouraged to submit posters about their organization’s work

The 14th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships (NCICP) will take place in Honolulu, HI, from November 13–15. This is a great opportunity for coalition members and others to learn from expert speakers and network with members of immunization coalitions from around the nation.

Keynote speakers will include Nancy Messonnier, MD, director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, and Erica DeWald, directory of advocacy, Vaccinate Your Family. The conference will also include 40 breakout sessions, as well as research and coalition posters.

Please register for the conference by August 31 to receive the early bird rate.

The planners are still accepting submissions for posters that highlight the work of your state or local coalition. This is different than the research posters for which the deadline has passed. NCICP invites each state/local coalition to submit a poster to be displayed at the 2019 conference. The goal is to highlight the diversity of activities represented by coalitions across the U.S. and Pacific. Ideas include highlighting a local/regional success, describing a new program, explaining how you developed your coalition, etc.

If a state/local coalition would like to display a poster but will not be sending a representative to the conference, they can send it to any local print shop such as Fed Ex and pay online. One of the planning team members will pick up the finished printed poster one week prior to the conference. If this is your situation, please contact both Forrest at fbatz@hawaii.edu and Janelle at napualani_jj@hotmail.com. They will track the poster and display it at the conference for you.

The poster template provided allows quite a lot of freedom of movement of boxes such as titles, text boxes, graphs, and images. Costs of printing are to be borne by each coalition.

Access information about submitting a poster about your coalition’s work, including a link to the template.

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Upcoming conferences and webinars for your consideration

State health departments and coalitions are sponsoring a number of conferences and webinars in the upcoming months. Here are some that have been promoted in our weekly newsletter, IAC Express.

NILE Webinar: 10 Ways to Create a Culture of Immunization within Your Pediatric Practice
Sponsor: Immunize Nevada
July 16, 2019
More information

CDC Pink Book Course at the Northwest Immunization Conference
Sponsor: Immunize Oregon
August 13–15, 2019
Portland, OR
More information

Arkansas 2019 Immunization Summit
Sponsor: ImmunizeAR: Arkansas Immunization Action Plan
August 16, 2019
North Little Rock, AR
More information

2019 NC Immunization Conference: Your Health Can’t Wait…VACCINATE!
Sponsor: NCDHHS Immunization Branch
August 21, 2019
Greensboro, North Carolina
More information

Tennessee VFC Program—2019 Immunization Review Training
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Four dates and locations in September
More information

Washington State Immunization Summit
Sponsor: WithinReach and the Washington State Department of Health
October 8, 2019
Lynnwood, WA
More information

2019 Nevada Health Conference
Sponsor: Immunize Nevada
October 14–15, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
More information

Texas Immunization Conference
Sponsor: Texas Department of State Health Services
October 23–25, 2019
Addison, Texas
More information

2019 National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships
Sponsors: Hawaii Immunization Coalition and the Hawaii Public Health Institute
November 13–15, 2019
Honolulu, HI
More information

You can also find these opportunities and more from CDC and national professional societies on IAC’s online Calendar of Events. Please email admin@immunize.org if you have an event you would like promoted to a national audience.

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Reminder: Please add or update your information on the Immunization Coalitions Network website if you haven’t already done so!

IAC’s website for the Immunization Coalitions Network at www.immunizationcoalitions.org is a place for learning about immunization coalitions, their locations, missions, activities, newsletters, and how to engage with them. The website promotes the activities of immunization coalitions and nonprofits, offers resources of importance to the network, and provides a searchable online database of local, state, regional, and national immunization coalitions. Interested supporters of immunization can find contacts, resources, ideas, and volunteer opportunities.

There are now 132 immunization coalitions and nonprofits listed on this website; view their pages here. If your coalition is not listed, or your information is outdated, please email admin@immunize.org. Even if you are a new coalition without a lot to share yet, just providing your organization’s name and contact information will be helpful.

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Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Executive Director
deborah@immunize.org

Litjen (L.J) Tan, MS, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer
lj.tan@immunize.org

Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH
Associate Director for Research
sharon@immunize.org

Teresa A. Anderson, DDS, MPH
Coalitions Network Project Manager
tanderson@immunize.org

Julie R. Murphy, MA
Senior Administrator for Grants and Leadership
julie@immunize.org

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies. Click here for more information on IAC.