MARCH 2017 - What's New?
- View the Newest PreteenVaxScene Webinars Online
- Free Public Screenings for 106 Million People in 11 States!
- Indiana Immunization Coalition's Meningitis B Tool Kit
- Provider Spotlight: The Association of Physicians Assistants
HPV Vaccine Schedule Change Update
CDC's Leadership provides guidance on the new 2-dose schedule recommendation made by the ACIP and CDC. Leadership updates include CDC's Director of NCIRD, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Dr. Lauri Markowitz of the Division of Viral Diseases and Dr. Melinda Wharton, Director of Immunization Services Division.
Using AFIX to Empower Clinicians
Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP shares her evidence-based approach in conducting AFIX visits. Dr. Koslap-Petraco is the Coordinator of Child Health at the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in Suffolk County, NY. During this webinar, she discusses how she inspires clinicians daily to change how they practice and increase their HPV vaccination rates. This webinar is geared towards AFIX coordinators, AFIX program field staff, trainers of field staff, and immunization.
Importance of AFIX and Tools for Success
Hanan Awwad, CDC's AFIX Lead, shares resources and tools available that can be used to make AFIX programs more responsive to the unique challenges posed by HPV vaccination. She also discusses updates and showcases AFIX materials intended to assist awardees in developing their AFIX program. This webinar is geared towards AFIX coordinators, AFIX program field staff, trainers of field staff, and immunization.
This is incredible news. Thanks to these very generous sponsors, the film is now free to screen to the public for more than 106 million people in the U.S.! In every theater, clinic, school, community center and other venues in these eleven sponsored states - forever.
So if you live in one of the following states, get your free public screening license now and show the film as many times as you like, anywhere in your state. Just pay for the cost of the DVD and shipping (under $10), and get your free screening license (a $390 Savings!).
How do I get my State sponsored?If you don't live in one of the 11 sponsored states? We can help you assemble a coalition to sponsor your state. Go to HPVEpidemic.com/feedback Let us know what you thought of the film, and click on 'I want to help build a coalition to sponsor the film in my State' and someone from our team will contact you to help you make that happen.
Each year, approximately 1,000 people contract meningococcal disease in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has found that among those who become infected, 10 to 15 percent will die. Of those who survive, another 20 percent will suffer from permanent disabilities, such as brain damage, loss of limbs, hearing loss and/or other serious impacts to the nervous system.
In all, there are at least 12 types, or “serogroups,” of meningococcal diseases, one of which is serogroup B. In the U.S., the B strain accounts for 50 percent of all cases in persons 17 to 23 years of age in the U.S.
The Indiana Immunization Coalition has developed a Meningitis B tool kit for providers that is available free of charge for download or order on their website, www.vaccinateindiana.org. It can be found in the catalog after you log in.
National Immunization Partnership with the APA (NIPA): Improving HPV Immunization Rates in Practice-Based Settings Virtual Toolkit
On a mission to promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents, the APA ensures that child health professionals working on research, advocacy, improvement science and educational scholarship get the support they need.
In 2015, as part of their efforts to help adolescent become healthy adults, the APA partnered with CDC to develop the National Immunization (NIPA) to prioritize the initiation and completion of the HPV vaccination at every adolescent checkup. NIPA fosters a large-scale practice-based quality improvement program that arms providers with the resources necessary to protect their patients against HPV.
Participants from the APA Continuity Research Network (CORNET) and the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) receive training in quality improvement methodology and implement evidence-based practice changes to increase immunization rates and reduce missed opportunities for HPV vaccine administration. Through monthly Learning Collaborative calls, feedback reports and guidance, offices will progress towards communicating strong HPV vaccination recommendations and achieving improved coverage rates.
APA's has HPV vaccine tools and resources available, including webinars, handouts, studies, and toolkits. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to the NIPA QI Project Team Coordinators.