252171 Immunization and Screening: Addressing Public Concerns When Emotions Outweigh Evidence

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 3:30 PM

Edward Ehlinger, MD, MPH , Commissioner's Office, Minnesota Department of Health, Saint Paul, MN
This invited talk will address issues that public health practitioners may encounter when citizens are concerned about evidence-based practices like infant immunizations and newborn screening.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration

Learning Objectives:
Describe approaches to address public concerns about critical health programs: newborn screening and immunization.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Commissioner of Health for the state of Minnesota
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.