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!


 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.

Register Now

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National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partners – May 25-27, 2016 – Indiana – Registration Open!

The National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partners, formerly the National Conference of Immunization and Health Coalitions, has issued a Save the Date for the 2016 Conference, to be held May 25-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Registrations and hotel reservations are being accepted on the conference website, for the meeting, which will be hosted by the Indiana Immunization Partnership.  A call for abstracts will be issued this summer, so start thinking about the great things you have been doing that you can share with immunization advocates from throughout the country, and get revved up to “Ready, Set, Vaccinate!”

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Pink Book Training – September 16-17, 2015 – Tacoma, WA – Early Bird Registration ending July 15th

Early Bird Registration is coming to a close. The 2015 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Course, also known as the Pink Book training will be hosted by WithinReach on September 16-17, 2015 in Tacoma, WA. Early Bird Registration closes on July 15th and rooms at the Hotel Murano are filling up.

Please help us spread the word about the course and encourage your colleagues to register to qualify for the early bird rate.

The Pink Book Training is a live, two-day comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The course will cover the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) presented by faculty from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The course offers 14 CE’s for a variety of health care professionals.

Four free pre-course workshops are also offered the day before the course, on Tuesday, September 15th covering:

  1. HPV Immunization: Why and How to Make a Strong Recommendation
  2. Vaccine Hesitancy and How to Address it in Your Community
  3. Vaccine Management & Quality Assurance
  4. Data Exchange & Easy Consumer Access to Immunization Records – Your Role in “WA-MyIR”

Please see the attached flyer for advertising, a document with sample text for newsletters and social media, and a badge that can be posted on your website to link to the registration page. Additionally, please let me know if you would like promotional cards to distribute.

For more information on the Pink Book Course, please visit

To register for the Pink Book Course or the Pre-Course Workshops, please visit

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Nevada Health Conference – November 9-10, 2015 – Las Vegas

Planning for the 2015 Nevada Health Conference, set for November 9-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is well underway, and we are looking for dynamic speakers who will make this year’s conference stand out.

We are seeking knowledgeable, energetic speakers to be a part of the 2015 integrative conference which highlights the importance of addressing health disparities, barriers and challenges that continue to exist across the lifespan through the “Building Healthy Communities – Touching one life at a time” theme.

Selected speakers will present on days one or two of the conference, which will feature multi-track workshops and intensive general session topics including Immunizations, Maternal Child Adolescent Health, Chronic Disease and more.

If you or someone you know is interested in presenting at this year’s conference, please review the abstract guidelines and submission details and submit the “Call for Speakers” form no later than Tuesday, June 30.

Should you have any questions, please contact Immunize Nevada at 775-624-7115 or e-mail [email protected].

For additional information about the 2015 Nevada Health Conference, visit us online.

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HPV Vaccine Provider Course – Free Online Continuing Credit – ends April 15, 2017

WithinReach, in partnership with Cardea and the Washington State Department of Health is excited to announce a new, continuing education course You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. This free, hour-long HPV vaccine provider education course is designed for physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and other staff who work with children, adolescents and their parents in primary care settings.

Provider-Focused Distance Learning Course

Research shows that clinicians underestimate the value parents place on the HPV vaccine and that one of the top 5 reasons cited by parents for not vaccinating is because the vaccine was not recommended. This course helps providers frame the HPV vaccine conversation, encourages providers to make a strong vaccination recommendation and offers responses for the most common concerns and questions held by parents. Earn credit for free and learn tips for recommending the HPV vaccine to children, adolescents and their parents!

For more information please see the flyer here:

Register for the free course @


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