VICNetwork Webinar: Stop Norovirus: Protect Yourself and Others

Stop Norovirus: Protect Yourself and Others 

Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can affect anyone. Norovirus is a key healthcare acquired infection, a common cause of travel-associated diarrhea, a bane for deployed military troops and the dread of food establishments.

This  VICNetwork webinar featured a review of the virus and its burden on the community, how it is transmitted, key prevention tips and the communication materials developed for various audiences to help prevent and control norovirus outbreaks.

Objectives:
  • Provide overview of norovirus and the disease burden.
  • Learn how to prevent and control Norovirus.
  • Understand issues and challenges related to norovirus vaccine development.
  • Highlight surveillance systems that track norovirus outbreaks.
  • Highlight CDC norovirus communication materials available for various audience

To view the archived presentation – Click Here

Speakers:

Daniel C. Payne, PhD, MSPH,  Principal Investigator and Project Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Daniel Payne is currently the Principal Investigator and CDC Project Officer for Cooperative Agreement: “Enhanced active surveillance of pediatric infectious diseases and vaccines”.  This “New Vaccine Surveillance Network” estimates pediatric disease burden, conducts Phase IV vaccine effectiveness evaluations, and is a primary national surveillance network for acute gastroenteritis and acute respiratory illnesses in children. Other roles at CDC include leading Middle East Respiratory Syndrome investigations in Jordan, establishing post-Hajj acute respiratory illness surveillance in the Middle East, serving as Surveillance Officer for the Ebola vaccine clinical trial in early 2015, and as associate director of science during the Haitian cholera epidemic.

 

Jessica Allen, MSW, MPH, Health Communications Specialist, Northrup Grumman

Jessica Allen is a health communications specialist with Northrop Grumman supporting CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Before joining the Division of Viral Diseases she was a research fellow in CDC’s Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity. Jessica attended the University of Michigan where she received dual master’s degree in Public Health and Social Work.

 

Additional Information and Resources:

http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/

http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/multimedia.html

http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/resources.html

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VICNetwork Webinar: Promoting National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week 2016
 Resources and materials to help you highlight the importance of infant immunizations during this annual observance
NIIW is the week of April 16-23!
Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:00 am PT/ 2:00 pm ET

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. Since 1994, local and state health departments, national immunization partners, healthcare professionals, community leaders from across the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together through NIIW to highlight the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children, and to call attention to immunization achievements.

Presenters shared resources that will support your planning efforts for the 2016 NIIW campaign and highlighted planned national projects that will complement state and local efforts.

To view the archived presentation – Click Here

 

Objectives:

  • Overview of NIIW goals and purpose
  • Key dates and resources for the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award
  • Highlight CDC materials available for use in planning and conducting your NIIW events
  • NIIW success stories from program and coalition colleagues at the state level
Presenters:
 
Dave McCormick, (Director of the Indiana Immunization Division), Indiana Immunization Program Manager
Jill Woodard, Northrop Grumman Health Research Associate working at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a contractor.

 

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What’s New with Flu? CDC’s Recommendations and Communication Plans for the 2015-2016 Influenza Season – Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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What’s New With Flu? CDC’s Recommendations and Communication Plans for the 2015-2016 Influenza Season

Originally aired on Wednesday, July 19, 2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

Note: We experienced some capacity issues on our phone lines and we deeply regret the inconvenience to several dozen participants.  Please accept our apology and know that we will work to make sure this does not occur during our next webinar in September.   Thank you for your patience. 

Our August 2015 VICNetwork Webinar focused on what’s new with this year’s flu vaccine along with highlights for communication plans by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners and updated resources that will help you with your national, state and local influenza vaccination promotion efforts.

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Archived broadcast and slides can be found here – August 19 webinar

Speakers:

Alicia M. Fry, MD, MPH, Medical officer and team lead for the Influenza Prevention and Control Team, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division, within CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

Cindy Alvarez – Health Communication Specialist in the Health Communication Science Office for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Objectives:

  •  Summarize the number of deaths and hospitalizations averted in previous flu seasons
  • Provide an update on Influenza vaccination recommendations, formulations and supply 2015-2016 flu season
  • Highlight key communication considerations and planned strategies for the 2015-2016 flu season

Questions? [email protected]

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Register for the VICNetwork Webinar on Thursday, July 16, 2015 – 11am PT / 2pm ET – Social Media Strategies for Public Health Messages

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 focus on developing social media strategies and message development 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.

Please register today by clicking on Register Now and visit the VICNetwork website to view past webinars and keep up with other immunization and public health communication opportunities.

Speakers:

Katerina Hamelin, Associate Consultant, Digital Strategy, APCO Worldwide

Maureen Marshall, MS, Health Communication Specialist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention,  National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Ian Branam, MA, Health Communication Specialist, Contractor, Northrop Grumman, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Nancy Erickson, Communication Director,  Vermont Department of Health

Objectives:

  • Inform public health professionals and health communication specialists of the value of social media
  • Explore best practices for effective and impactful social media use in the workplace
  • Define tools and tactics for using social media efficiently
  • Identify the latest social media resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Review tools, resources and key messages for National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM15 )

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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!

 SAVE THE DATE

 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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