National Public Health Week

A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement National Public Health Week is April 2-8

Since 1995, when the first full week of April was declared National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities across the United States have observed NPHW as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health.

National Public Health Week is a time to unite around a critical public health issue and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives. Uniting around this year’s theme of A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement, we can work together to help improve lives.

Catching and preventing illnesses and incidents before they develop is the key to improving our nation’s health. There are so many small steps we can take to begin leading healthier lives; sometimes it just takes a little motivation.

The success of National Public Health Week lies with each and every organization and individual who takes up the cause of public health and seeks to improve health in their communities. Raise awareness of public health’s critical role in making America healthier by taking action in your community.

Use the NPHW 2012 toolkit, logos and other resources to help you spread the word. Everyone has a role to play and each action, no matter how small can make a big difference. Visit for more information.

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10th National Conference on Health and Immunization Coalitions (NCIHC)

May 23-25, 2012

The 10th National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions “Jazzing Up Partnerships The Big Easy Way”

The goal of the conference is to facilitate the sharing of successful strategies by coalitions that address immunization and other health issues in order to strengthen their efforts and thereby, improve the health status of our communities.

 Conference Highlights Include:

  • Nationally renowned speakers that will address pertinent immunization and health issues;
  • Discussions on establishing diverse partnerships such as working with volunteers, schools, other disease organizations and corporations to achieve collective public health goals;
  • Developing strategies for successful marketing and media relations, fundraising efforts, membership development, advocacy campaigns, and collaboration between health coalitions

Register today  and hope to see you in New Orleans!

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1st National Immunization Conference Online

Immunization: Access for All!
March 26-28, 2012

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Vaccine Hesitancy: Understanding Parents’ Concerns and the Impact of Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric

Originally aired: February 29, 2012

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Listen/view recorded webinar – wmv format (Please be patient while file loads).

This webinar included two great presentations on the factors that influence a parent’s decision to delay or skip vaccines and the strategies that health professionals and media specialists can employ to reassure vaccine hesitant parents. The program concluded with a presentation on several important resources that can be used to enhance state or local media and advocacy campaigns.

Please give us your feedback and let us know what you think about this webinar and what you would like us to cover next time!

Featured Speakers:

Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH is the director of education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics. He is professor in the Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Steven P. Novella, MD, Clinical Neurologist, Assistant Professor and Director of General Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine. President and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society and host of that organization’s podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe.

Amy A. Pisani, MS, Executive Director, is a leading authority in pediatric health advocacy. As the executive director of Every Child By Two (ECBT), Amy has played an integral part in setting standards for childhood immunization in America today.

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Vaccine Hesitancy: Understanding Parents’ Concerns and the Impact of Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric

Thanks to our fabulous speakers and thanks to all that participated in this Webinar. Please take a few moments to provide us with some feedback.

For those of you not able to join us, the Webinar was recorded and will be posted here by the end of the week.

Thank you.

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