Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice on August 22, 2012 at 2pm EDT

Public Health Works Announcement

Join us for Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice on August 22, 2012 at 2pm EDT to increase your knowledge of evidence-based strategies to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. This program is the first from Public Health Works, a new online training series offered by Public Health Foundation. Public Health Works will benefit public health and health professionals by providing evidence based strategies and best practices based on the recommendations outlined in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) as well as quality improvement methods to improve organizational performance and the health of the community.

This case study will feature interviews and examples from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Watts Healthcare Clinic, and the Los Angeles County Women, Infants, and Children’s Program. Featured experts include:

  • Dr. Jonathan Fielding, M.D., M.P.H, M.B.A, Director of Public Health and Health Officer for Los Angeles County
  • Dr. Ray Strikas, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Officer with the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
  • Mrs. Lucy Wells, M.A.O.M, D.H.A. Candidate, Quality Manager with the Duval County Health Department in Florida

After viewing the program, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a local health department uses The Task Force’s findings in the Community Guide to save resources and improve health outcomes.
  • Describe the challenges to improving immunization rates in a community setting.
  • Identify three evidence-based strategies to increase immunizations.
  • Describe how quality improvement techniques apply to community immunization practices.

Register now for this course via TRAIN (course ID: 1034079) before the program air date on August 22nd. For more information, please refer to the Public Health Works page or contact [email protected] for more details about the upcoming program, including registration or submitting questions.

Continuing education is currently pending for this activity.  An online registration and evaluation must be completed to receive the appropriate continuing education credit when available.


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