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Back-to-School Showcase: 

Resources to Help You Become an HPV Champion

 Wednesday, June 27, 2018

10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern 

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Summer is known as the unofficial “vaccination season,” the period of the year when school-age children are receiving the vaccines they need before they start school in the fall. This webinar will feature upcoming summer and back-to-school HPV vaccination campaigns and resources to help health care professionals take advantage of the back-to-school timeframe to boost their HPV vaccination rates.

First, CDC’s Ian Branam will discuss their new HPV campaign for clinicians and consumers, as well as new and updated resources health care professionals can use this back-to-school season. Next, Jennifer Sienko from the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable will share their summer 2018 “Power to Prevent” campaign, which includes brand-new resources for all health care professionals who play a role in HPV cancer prevention and a comprehensive communications toolkit.

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is also right around the corner. To help you promote HPV vaccination during this summer and throughout the month of August, NPHIC will present updates to its NIAM communication toolkits as well as plans for the month of August.

Finally, it’s time to kick off the 2018 HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion Award, an annual award to recognize health care professionals who are going above and beyond to foster HPV vaccination in their communities. Last year’s Champions came from the 10 HHS regions in the U.S. – this year, the award has been expanded to recognize up to one Champion from each of the 50 U.S. states, 8 U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia. Learn more about the timeline, criteria and nomination process, which will run throughout the summer, and nominate a champion in your community.

 Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new resources from CDC, ACS and NPHIC to help promote HPV vaccination during the summer and back-to-school vaccination season.
  • Help promote HPV vaccination during National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) in the month of August.
  • Understand the criteria and process for the 2018 HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion Award program.

 Featured Speakers:  

  • Jennifer Sienko, Director, MPH, HPV Vaccination Roundtable, Communications & Public Engagement
  • Ian Branam, MA, Health Communication Specialist, National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
  • Catherine Martin, California Immunization Coalition
  • Thomas Schafer, National Public Health Information Coalition

 

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Thank you for joining us on April 26th for

Using Digital Media to Engage Parents Around Childhood Vaccines

Thank you for joining us on April 26, 2018 for “Using Digital Media to Engage Parents Around Childhood Vaccines” featuring three terrific (and very patient) speakers.  We had some technical difficulties but ultimately got a lot of great information within the 45 minutes of this webinar.  You can find the recording and handouts here.

Mothers of young children spend a lot of time online, seeking information and connecting with friends, family and other moms. Digital media is one of the most cost effective tactics for engaging parents around immunization issues.  Learn from three experts who have successfully utilized blogs, testimonial videos, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, and other digital tactics to promote childhood immunization.

Objectives for this webinar:
  • Identify digital tactics for engaging parents around the topic of infant immunization
  • Explain how social media can be used to amplify digital media efforts
  • Describe CDC’s approaches for determining responses to social media comments
  • Describe digital tactics used by Seattle Mama Doc and Michigan’s iVaccinate campaign to engage parents
Featured Speakers:
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP
Pediatrician and Chief of Digital Innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Bridging the digital divide between doctors and patients, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Chief of Digital Innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital has blazed a trail of patient education using her voice through a variety of different channels in traditional and social media. Through her blogpodcast , social media channels and her parenting book she translates science and parenting information to the public. Dr. Swanson also regularly partners with reporters in traditional print, online, and television media and makes weekly TV appearances in Seattle with NBC affiliate, KING5 News. She hopes to transform the paternalistic approach to messaging into an empowered, patient-centered one where peers learn from each other and from expert advice online.
 
Angela Minicuci
Communications Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Angela Minicuci is the Communications Director at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in Lansing, Michigan. Minicuci joined the former Michigan Department of Community Health in August of 2011 as the public information officer, serving as spokesperson working to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan. Prior to working for the State of Michigan, Minicuci worked as the communications coordinator for the Michigan Association of Counties. Ms. Minicuci received a B.A. in communication with a specialization in public relations from Michigan State University.
Maureen Marshall, MS
Health Communication Specialist, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Maureen Marshall is a health communication specialist with CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Her focus is implementing clear communication of health messages for the public and for health professionals through digital channels. She serves as NCIRD’s representative to CDC’s Social Media Council and was a contributor to CDC’s Guide to Writing for Social Media and its Social Media Toolkit. Maureen has a BA in English from Seton Hill University and an MS in Technical and Professional Communication from Southern Polytechnic/Kennesaw State University.
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Webinar – March 7, 2018 – Get Ready for National Infant Immunization Week 2018!

Get Ready for National Infant Immunization Week 2018!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. NIIW is taking place from April 21-28, 2018.  During this planning webinar, participants will learn about NIIW planning tools, digital communication resources, and CDC activities planned for the week. The Houston Health Department will also share lessons learned from NIIW 2017, including outreach to pregnant women about infant immunization, as well as plans for this year.
Featured Speakers:
Jenny Mullen, MPH
Health Communication Specialist, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jenny is the lead for childhood immunization communications at NCIRD. In this role, Jenny helps lead efforts to develop research-based messages and materials and to conduct communications activities that raise awareness among parents and healthcare professionals about the importance of vaccinating children according to the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule. Prior to joining NCIRD in 2012, Jenny worked at CDC’s Injury Center, at CDC’s National Center for Health Marketing, and at private sector communications firms. Jenny holds a B.A. in English from Oberlin College, and an M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LaTasha Hinckson Callis, MBA 
Administration Manager, Houston Health Department
LaTasha Callis has more than 10 years of public health experience and provides leadership and direction of immunization activities throughout Houston and Harris County for the Department. Her programs are responsible for community outreach, immunization assessment of schools and child-care facilities, and the education and training of approximately 500 VFC Providers. She also manages Project Milestone-a partnership with 18 City of Houston WIC sites and Health Centers. The project goals are to increase immunization rates among clients through record screening, education, promoting the use of IIS and conducting service linkage to reduce barriers to care. In addition, LaTasha serves as Co-Chair of the Immunization Coalition of Greater Houston (ICOGH). LaTasha has an MBA in Healthcare Administration from The University of Texas at Tyler and a BA in Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Webinar – January 30, 2018 – Communicating about Maternal Immunization

Communicating about Maternal Immunization

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Pregnant women need vaccines to protect them and their babies against influenza and pertussis.  Speakers will give an update on CDC’s maternal vaccination recommendations and maternal vaccination campaign. The webinar will also discuss strategies that programs can use to reach pregnant women.
Featured Speakers:
  • David Kim, MD, Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunizations, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ashley Brooks, MPH, Health Communication Specialist, Health Communication Science Office, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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Webinar – (new date) February 21, 2018 – An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevention Education

An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevention Education

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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There are approximately 31,500 cancers attributed to HPV each year and that number continues to rise. Oropharyngeal cancer has surpassed cervical cancer as the most common HPV-related cancer. Rates of oropharyngeal cancer have increased more than 225% in the last few decades. More than 70% of oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV infection. The Massachusetts Oral HPV Prevention Taskforce was created to build connections between medical and dental professionals to increase HPV vaccination rates, decrease HPV-related cancer, and educate both providers and patients on oropharyngeal cancers. Most dental professionals are aware of the role of smoking and alcohol consumption as risk factors for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer; however, dedicated, trained dental professionals may be underutilized assets in the realm of HPV education and oropharyngeal cancer prevention. To this end, the Massachusetts Oral HPV Prevention Taskforce aims to educate and empower the dental community with relevant, medically sound cancer prevention information to educate patients to make well-informed oral health and cancer preventive decisions.
Objectives: 
  • Describe action steps to build a partnership with dental providers on HPV education and the importance of HPV vaccination
  • Identify the relationship between oral HPV infections and head and neck cancers
  • Discuss ways that dental professionals can include HPV education in patient visits, including an overview of helpful resources
  • Determine the effectiveness of an HPV prevention campaign via interprofessional education and consider strategies for sustainability
Featured Speakers: 
  • Rebecca Vanucci, MA – Immunization Outreach Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH – Instructor in Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Center
  • Rosie Wagner, DDS – Private Practice in Somerville, MA
  • Lisa Bennett Johnson, RDH, MS, MPH – Research Registered Dental Hygienist, Oral Medicine and Dentistry Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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Webinar for October 2017 – What’s your HPV IQ? A Conversation About Immunization Quality Improvement Tools

What’s your HPV IQ? 

A Conversation About Immunization Quality Improvement Tools

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Dr. Sharon Humiston of the Academic Pediatric Association hosted our most recent webinar discussing the variety of evidence-based tools available on the newly launched HPV IQ website. Guest speakers included the creators of this website: Dr. Noel Brewer, Dr. Melissa Gilkey and Jennifer Heisler-MacKinnon, MPH of the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Public Health. Our speakers discussed the importance of evidence-based tools, how the website and the tools were developed and how they can be used.

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