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Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice

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Join us for the on demand webcast Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice to increase your knowledge of evidence-based strategies to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. This program is the first from Public Health Works, a new training series that benefits the public health workforce, health care personnel, and other professionals. This training program focuses on increasing the effective and efficient use of recommendations from the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) and quality improvement methods to improve organizational performance and community health.
 

This case study features interviews and examples from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Watts Healthcare Clinic, and the Los Angeles County Women, Infants, and Children's Program.  Featured experts include: 

  • Dr. Jonathan Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Director of Public Health and Health Officer for Los Angeles County,
  • Dr. Ray Strikas, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and
  • Mrs. Lucy Wells, M.A.O.M., D.H.A. Candidate, Quality Manager with the Duval County Health Department, Florida.

After viewing Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a local health department uses The Task Force's findings in the Community Guide to save resources and improve health outcomes.
  • Describe the challenges to improving immunization rates in a community setting.
  • Identify three evidence-based strategies to increase immunization.

  • Describe how quality improvement techniques apply to community immunization practices.

In order to participate, you will need to register at TRAIN.org for the session and have access to a broadband internet connection.

 
Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice was is executive produced by Dr. Donna Davis, who directed and produced the acclaimed Public Health Grand Round series from 1999 to 2006. Dr. Hugh Tilson is the program moderator.
 
In order to receive continuing education (CME, CNE, CEU, CECH), you must complete an online  evaluation through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Course No. # WC2058).
 
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Public Health Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.2 contact hours.
 
IACET CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.
 
CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 1.0 Category I CECH in health education. CDC provider number GA0082.
 
CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Dr. Oliver Brooks, and he wishes to disclose he was an expert speaker of Merck and Sanofi​ Pasteur and received honoria from both.
Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Brooks to ensure there is no bias. Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
 
Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
 
CDC does not accept commercial support.
 
Funding for this activity was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under (CDC-RFA HM08-8050301SUPP10).
 
 
 

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