Webinar: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention… So what’s the hold up? – Tues., Jan 28 – 2pm ET / 11am PT

Webinar: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention…
So what’s the hold up?

 Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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

Stagnant HPV vaccination rates are leaving another cohort of boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Vaccination could prevent most of these cancers. Provided in this presentation is up-to-date information on HPV infection, HPV-related disease and HPV cancers. HPV vaccine information and recommendations are also reviewed. The presentation also provides evidence-based suggestions for successful HPV vaccine communication, as well as the current HPV vaccine communication resources available from CDC.

Objectives:

  • Describe the burden of HPV infection and related disease
  • Provide information about HPV vaccination, including recommendations, safety, and impact
  • Share and employ best practices for HPV vaccine communication and strong recommendations
  • Utilize CDC’s HPV vaccine communication products and messages

Dr. Anne Schuchat and Jill Roark will discuss “the perfect storm” of issues surrounding the HPV vaccine that have led to its underutilization. Communications research with parents and providers will shed light on the opportunities to improve uptake. Practical tips for strongly recommending the vaccine will be discussed, along with resources to help parents accept the recommendation for same-day vaccination.

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VICNetwork Webinar – Tues., Jan 28th – 2pm ET / 11am PT

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Save The Date for the next VICNetwork Webinar

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 28, 2014 (2:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am PT) for the next VICNetwork webinar which will focus on HPV vaccine and the important role that healthcare providers and public health communicators have in improving HPV vaccination rates among adolescents.

Dr. Anne Schuchat and Jill Roark will discuss “the perfect storm” of issues surrounding the HPV vaccine that have led to its underutilization. Communications research with parents and providers will shed light on the opportunities to improve uptake. Practical tips for strongly recommending the vaccine will be discussed, along with resources to help parents accept the recommendation for same-day vaccination.

Additional information and course objectives will be sent next week.

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Speakers:

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. Anne Schuchat is the Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, which administers the Vaccines for Children Program and facilitates global disease prevention through accelerated uptake of vaccines and strengthened disease surveillance and response. A member of the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Schuchat is also an Assistant Surgeon General in the US Public Health Service.

RoarkJill 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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Lessons Learned on Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance

Thanks to those that attended the VICNetwork Webinar: Lessons Learned on Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance.

If you didn’t get a chance to complete the online evaluation or had trouble accessing it, please use the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vicnetwork-dec18-2013

The Webinar was recorded and an archive of the recording along with a copy of the slides will be posted on this website by Friday.

Thank you

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Lessons Learned on Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance – Wed., Dec 18th – 12pm ET / 9am PT

Please join us for the next VICNetwork Webinar:

Lessons Learned on Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance

A summary of research and lessons learned on vaccine hesitancy and acceptance
among parents of infants and young children

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 Wednesday, December 18, 2013 

9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern 

Routine vaccination coverage among infants in the United States is high and currently less than 1% of children receive no vaccines. However, the continued success of the immunization program depends on parental acceptance of these vaccines for their children. Much attention has been given in recent years to the questions of vaccine acceptance and hesitancy among parents.

Introduction by

SchuchatAnne Schuchat, M.D.
Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service            
           

Dr. Anne Schuchat is the Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, which administers the Vaccines for Children Program and facilitates global disease prevention through accelerated uptake of vaccines and strengthened disease surveillance and response. A member of the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Schuchat is also an Assistant Surgeon General in the US Public Health Service.

 Webinar Objectives:

  • Discuss a framework for thinking about vaccine acceptance and hesitancy
  • Review findings from CDC research about vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in the past several years
  • Share how research findings have informed CDC’s communication efforts

Presenters: 

Glen Nowak, PhD 

NowakGlen Nowak is a Professor of Advertising and Public Relations and director of the Grady College’s Center for Health and Risk Communication at the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the Grady faculty in January 2013, he worked 14 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He spent six years as director of media relations at CDC and six years as communications director for CDC’s National Immunization Program. He has experience in managing and implementing health and risk communications programs, media relations, health information campaigns and social marketing. Dr. Nowak has authored or co-authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles on communications practices, social marketing, and health communications, and conducted numerous workshops and trainings on health communication, social marketing, risk communication and media relations.

Allison Kennedy Fisher, MPH 

FisherAllison Kennedy Fisher is an epidemiologist with CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Health Communication Science Office (HCSO). She has been at CDC since 2002, first in the Immunization Safety Office and then the Immunization Services Division before joining the HCSO 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.

Jenny Mullen, MPH 

J Mullen headshot 12.2013Jenny Mullen is a Health Communication Specialist and Team Lead for the Childhood Immunizations Communication Team in NCIRD’s Health Communication Science Office. Jenny has expertise in marketing and communications strategy development, formative research, and materials development. In her current role, she works with an incredible team of talented health communications colleagues to raise awareness among parents and health care professionals about the value and benefits of on-time childhood immunization. She is also the mom of two beautiful, fully immunized boys, who are ages 3 and 7. Prior to joining NCIRD, Jenny worked at CDC’s Injury Center, and at CDC’s National Center for Health Marketing. She came to CDC in 2009 from Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, where she planned and implemented social marketing initiatives on a wide range of health topics including bone health, heart disease and stroke prevention, HPV, child health and human development, and teen dating violence, among others.

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VICNetwork Webinars

The VICNetwork team is putting together a dynamite series of webinars that will be broadcast over the next twelve months.  Watch your Inbox for an announcement about our next one in December 2013 on improving vaccine confidence.

The Virtual Immunization Communication (VIC) Network strives to educate local and national health organizations, coalitions, public health departments, communication specialists and health care providers about effective immunization communication strategies, the importance of utilizing new media technologies to convey consistent immunization messages and current immunization issues.

You will find past webinars archived at www.vicnetwork.org under Events > Archived Webinars.  Keep up with immunization news and info via our Twitter site and Facebook pages.  Follow us @VICNetwork and Like us at www.facebook.com/VICNetwork.

We also invite you to use the VICNetwork to share information about your upcoming events and special projects.  Send us the information and we’ll be happy to share it in our next newsletter or on-line calendar.  Thank you for your ongoing support and participation.

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