National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media August 7-9, 2012 – Atlanta, GA

National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and MediaAugust 7-9, 2012 – Atlanta, GA  
The National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media brings together academia, public health researchers and practitioners from all levels of government and private sectors, and provides a forum for cross-disciplinary dialogue. Come meet with colleagues and shape the practice of health communication, marketing, and media.Early registration ends July 9 and regular registration continues through July 30th.  To learn more go to http://www.cdc.gov/nchcmm/overview.html.
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CDC Immunization Update 2012 webcast on Thursday, August 16

Please save the date to view the CDC Immunization Update 2012 webcast on Thursday, August 16. The 2.5 hour webcast will occur from 6:00 to 8:30 am and will be re-cast that day from 9:00 to 11:30 am (Pacific Time).

This webcast is CDC’s annual update on the most recent and significant developments in the rapidly changing field of immunization. Topics include Influenza, Pertussis Outbreaks and Tdap, ACIP Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Immunocompromised Adults, Vaccine Storage and Handling, Vaccine Information Statements, and Vaccine Briefs.

For additional webcast and continuing education information please go to:http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/imzupdate/downloads/course-sheet.pdf

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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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Tweens, Teens and Vaccines: Can’t Live With Them; Can’t Live Without Them?

Join us for the next VICNetwork Webinar:
Tweens, Teens and Vaccines: Can’t Live With Them; Can’t Live Without Them?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
Register now

Tweens, Teens and Vaccines: Can’t Live With Them; Can’t Live Without Them? will feature two great presenters from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will provide data and information about the vaccination status of our nation’s teens and tweens and discuss upcoming campaigns to promote vaccination of this sometimes hard to reach population and their parents.

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of adolescent immunization rates, reviewing progress with Tdap and MCV4 coverage, as well as continuing challenges with the HPV vaccine coverage rates 
  • Identify strategies for developing and coordinating HPV vaccination communication messages designed for parents of adolescents and for providers
  • Provide an overview of CDC’s Vaccines for Preteens and Teens communication campaign plans

Anne Schuchat, M.D.

Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service

Dr. Schuchat has made significant contributions to infectious disease prevention through research, surveillance, and policy, developing guidelines and disease monitoring systems, conducting pre- and post-licensure vaccine evaluations, and collaborating with partners to accelerate the availability of vaccines and prevention programs. She has worked in West Africa on meningitis and pneumonia vaccine studies, in South Africa on surveillance and prevention projects, in China on SARS emergency response, and as CDC’s Chief Health Officer during the H1N1 pandemic response.Since December 2005, Dr. Schuchat has served as the Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, which implements the nation’s Vaccines for Children Program and houses the CDC’s influenza and other respiratory infectious disease programs. Dr. Schuchat also serves on the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Board representing technical and health research institutes.


Jill B. Roark, MPH

Project Manager, Carter Consulting Inc

Health Communication Science Office

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drawing on 16 years of experience in the fields of communication, marketing, public health, management consulting, leadership and program advancement, Jill currently works on CDC’s Vaccines for Preteens and Teens communication campaign. Jill received her Masters of Public Health and Bachelors of Science from the University of Florida.

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