NACCHO Annual 2015 Registration Now Open

Register to join hundreds of your colleagues for the year’s largest gathering of local health officials and public health professionals in the United States. NACCHO is the only national organization that hosts annual conferences that specifically address the needs and concerns of local health officials. The conference theme is “Envisioning the Future: Creating Our Path.”

NACCHO Annual 2015 will provide local public health professionals with the opportunity to learn and share innovative evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, resources, tools, partnerships, and policies that they can apply in their local health departments and communities. The conference will help local public health professionals envision the future of public health in their communities and provide the essentials skills and strategies for creating that path to the future effectively and efficiently.


  • Register before June 4, 2015 and take advantage of early bird prices and save $$!
  • Reserve your hotel room early — room block will sell out. Book your hotel room by May 29, 2015 and save.
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Shot@Life Champion Summit – March 2-4, 2015 – Washington, D.C.

Shot@Life is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation that educates and empowers U.S. supporters to advocate for global childhood immunization programs, and we were wondering if you all may be able to help promote our upcoming Champion Summit. Details are below, and we’re happy to provide any additional information. Many thanks for any support.

Every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Standing up for childhood is easier than you may think. We invite you to apply to attend Shot@Life’s 2015 Champion Summit from March 2-4 in Washington, D.C.! Summit attendees will gain and refine the skills needed to be effective advocates within their communities and make their voices heard among policymakers to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are needed most.

Applications close Jan. 9. Anyone who applies today, Dec. 17, will receive $20 off the registration fee.


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HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates – Tues., Nov. 4th – 11am ET

HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) will be hosting a titled HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates.

The webinar will describe a joint venture by CSTE and NFID to highlight the importance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a public health priority. Over the past year, CSTE convened subject-matter experts to talk about the long-term health impact of HPV and the role of immunization and conducted interviews with the states that have the highest and lowest HPV vaccination rates regarding successes and barriers with regard to vaccines for children and public clinics, HPV vaccination compared with other adolescent vaccination, and communication efforts toward healthcare practitioners and the public.

Please feel free to share this webinar announcement with interested colleagues.

This webinar will be recorded and archived on the CSTE Webinar Library.  Registration for this will close the day of the webinar.

Topic: HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates

Date: Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm, Eastern Standard Time

To register for this session
Go to  and follow the instructions on the screen.  Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.


To test your system compatibility with WebEx

Go to and follow the instructions on the screen.

For more information about this webinar, please contact Nicole Bryan ([email protected]) and Annie Tran ([email protected]).

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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) – Clinical Vaccinology Course – November 7-9, 2014 – Houston, TX

Clinical Vaccinology Course

November 7-9, 2014

Houston, TX

This 2 1/2 day course focuses on new developments and issues related to the use of vaccines. Expert faculty will provide the latest information on both current and prospective vaccines, updated recommendations for vaccinations across the lifespan, and innovative and practical strategies for ensuring timely and appropriate vaccination.

The course is specifically designed for physicians (family, infectious disease specialists, internists, and pediatricians), nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, public health professionals, vaccine program administrators, and other healthcare professionals interested in clinical aspects of vaccine delivery.

Visit for more information and to register.

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National Immunization Conference (NIC) will be held September 29-30, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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National Immunization Conference (NIC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that the National Immunization Conference (NIC) will be held September 29-30, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mark your calendars now–this exciting meeting will bring together local, state, federal and private-sector immunization partners to look at a wide range of issues related to immunization and vaccine-preventable disease.  The NIC offers the opportunity to meet immunization experts and practitioners from throughout the nation and beyond, and to talk with them about what they are doing, what is working, and what may be in the planning stages.

The conference this year will be smaller in scale than previous NIC meetings, with conference attendance limited to approximately 800 people, so early registration is strongly encouraged.  The two-day conference will highlight communications with partners and the general public, issues related to the immunization of adults, current status of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States, global immunization, HPV vaccine communication, science and safety, advances in information technology, improving vaccine management and accountability, and quality improvement in vaccine programs.  This is a great opportunity to spread the word about what we are doing in California!

For more on the 2014 NIC

For registration and lodging information

Draft conference agenda

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