Register for the VICNetwork Webinar on Thursday, July 16, 2015 – 11am PT / 2pm ET – Social Media Strategies for Public Health Messages

Social Media Strategies for Public Health Messages

 Featuring Tools and Resources for Promoting National Immunization Awareness Month!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

Please join us on Thursday, July 16 for the next VICNetwork Webinar which will focus on developing social media strategies and message development that will support your efforts in public health communication. Presentations will include tools you can use to reach your intended audiences, how to engage the disengaged, tips for getting ahead of your ‘naysayers’ and new digital and social media resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We will also be bringing you information about National Immunization Awareness Month that takes place in August and share our updated #NIAM15 Communication Toolkit to help promote immunization awareness across the lifespan.

Please register today by clicking on Register Now and visit the VICNetwork website to view past webinars and keep up with other immunization and public health communication opportunities.

Speakers:

Katerina Hamelin, Associate Consultant, Digital Strategy, APCO Worldwide

Maureen Marshall, MS, Health Communication Specialist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention,  National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Ian Branam, MA, Health Communication Specialist, Contractor, Northrop Grumman, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Nancy Erickson, Communication Director,  Vermont Department of Health

Objectives:

  • Inform public health professionals and health communication specialists of the value of social media
  • Explore best practices for effective and impactful social media use in the workplace
  • Define tools and tactics for using social media efficiently
  • Identify the latest social media resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Review tools, resources and key messages for National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM15 )

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VICNetwork Webinar: Social Media Strategies for Public Health Messages – Thurs., July 16 – 11am PT / 2pm ET

Social Media Strategies for Public Health Messages

 Featuring Tools and Resources for Promoting National Immunization Awareness Month!

 SAVE THE DATE

 Thursday, July 16, 2015

11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

Please join us on Thursday, July 16 for the next VICNetwork Webinar which will feature presentations on developing social media messages and strategies that will support your efforts in public health communication.  Presentations will include tools you can use to reach your intended audiences, how to engage the disengaged, tips for getting ahead of your ‘naysayers’ and new digital and social media resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We will also be bringing you information about National Immunization Awareness Month that takes place in August and share our updated #NIAM15 Communication Toolkit to help promote immunization awareness across the lifespan.

Mark your calendar OR get a jump on the week and go ahead and register today! We will send additional information about speakers and objectives for the program early next week.

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A New Campaign to Protect Babies from Whooping Cough: Resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Beyond

The archived recording of our latest webinar is now available.

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VICNetwork Webinar – A New Campaign to Protect Babies from Whooping Cough: Resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Beyond

Thanks to the speakers and all attendees that were able to participate in our latest webinar. If you were able to join us, please complete the online evaluation.

For those that missed the webinar, the archived recording and a copy of the slides will be posted here soon.

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VICNetwork Webinar – A New Campaign to Protect Babies from Whooping Cough: Resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Beyond

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

This webinar will provide an overview of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and available planning resources, as well as introduce a new campaign, Born With Protection, aimed at protecting babies from pertussis, or whooping cough.  Pertussis can cause serious illness in young infants; however, babies cannot start their own DTaP vaccination series until they are two months old. Tdap vaccination of women during the third trimester of pregnancy can help protect infants when they are most vulnerable, yet coverage with this vaccine during pregnancy remains low.

 

Objectives:

  • Provide background on National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)
  • Highlight CDC resources available to help plan NIIW events
  • Review the recommendation for Tdap vaccination during the 3rd trimester of every pregnancy
  • Share findings from CDC research about Tdap vaccine during pregnancy, including how those research findings have informed our communication efforts
  • Discuss how to access and share educational materials available from CDC 

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SPEAKERS:

 

J Mullen headshot-smJenny Mullen is the Lead for the Childhood Immunizations Communication Team in NCIRD’s Health Communication Science Office. In this role, Jenny leads efforts to develop research-based messages and materials and conduct communications activities to raise awareness among parents and healthcare professionals about the value and benefits of vaccinating children according to the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule. More recently, she collaborated with NCIRD’s Division of Bacterial Diseases to lead the development of the Born with Protection Against Whooping Cough campaign.

 

 

Fisher photoAllison Kennedy Fisher is a health communications specialist with CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. She has been at CDC since 2002, first in the Immunization Safety Office before joining the Immunization Services Division in 2006 and the Health Communication Science Office in 2013. Her areas of research interest include: adolescent vaccines, health and risk communication, health care decision-making behavior, and vaccine acceptance and hesitancy.  Allison’s experience includes conducting communication and epidemiologic research; writing scientific manuscripts; and writing health education and health communication materials. She has authored or co-authored articles on parent and health care provider immunization attitudes and behaviors, and has presented at national conferences and meetings on various aspects of childhood and pre-teen immunization and communication research.

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