Enhancing capacity for influenza vaccination among skilled nursing facility staff through partnership with the health department in Marin County, California
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related nursing
Discuss the rationale for prioritizing flu vaccine for health care workers in skilled nursing facilities (SNF's). Describe particular challenges SNF's face in acheiving high vaccination rates. List the steps public health nursing might take to assess and support facility based vaccination of skilled nursing faculity staff.
Keyword(s): Immunizations, Aging
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted multiple operational research studies funded through federal programs focusing on infection control in health care settings. As Public Health Officer for the County of Marin I have a particualr interest in fostering partnerships between resource contrained health care facilities and the health department toward feasible and efficient interventions.
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.