Online Program

Strategies to improve immunization rates among vaccine-hesitant parents, individuals, and health care personnel

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Low vaccination rates due to mistrust, misinformation or lack of informaiton, and disparities in vaccination result in preventable morbidity and mortality every year in the USA. This session presents evidence based strategies in improving acceptance of vaccination, including community based approaches; and discuses the importance of and methods for evaluating programs with the goal of alleviating disparities in vaccination and encouraging preventative action.
Session Objectives: Describe strategies to improve vaccination acceptance and rates especially among vulnerable populations and discuss evaluation of existing programs using mixed methods and other approaches.
Kim Nguyen, MSW

Evidence-based strategies for communicating with vaccine-hesitant parents   
Todd Faubion, PhD, Ginny Heller, MSW and Mackenzie Melton, MPH
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to HPV, cervical cancer, and vaccination against HPV in a low-income, uninsured, urban population (Olneyville, RI)   
Anne De Groot, M.D., Jeff Chau, Shahla Yekta, MPH, PhD, Macayla Landi, Tania Medeiros, BA, MPH, CCRA, Melissa Reilly, Lauren Levitz, Valerie Joseph, RN, BSN and Julissa Baez, RN
Does your community have immunity? mobilizing parents who immunize to influence their vaccine-hesitant peers through community engagement approaches   
Mackenzie Melton, MPH, Clarissa Hsu, PhD, Jennie Schoeppe, MPH, MS, Ginny Heller, MSW and Todd Faubion, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Medical Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)