Wisconsin Immunization Program
Local immunization coalitions in Wisconsin
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Currently, Wisconsin has 15 local immunization coalitions, all
focusing on increasing immunization rates and reducing
vaccine-preventable diseases throughout the state. The first local
immunization coalition in Wisconsin started in 1993 in Dane County, with
newer coalitions, such as Columbia County, beginning in 2006.
Initiatives and efforts have included outreach and education to high
risk populations, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination to African
Americans and Hispanics over 65, and the continuing effort to vaccinate
Local Coalitions utilize both federal Healthy
People 2020 goals (external link managed by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services) and state guidance documents (see State Health Plan 2020) to strive for reaching 2010 immunization objectives.
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
The following link provides access to a database of
local immunization coalitions in Wisconsin that chose to provide
additional information on the Immunization Action Coalition website.
This website provides many additional immunization resources and links.
The database allows interested health professionals, parents,
immunization advocates, and others to contact immunization coalitions
for resources, ideas, or volunteering.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
is a multimedia CD-ROM used for planning, managing, and
evaluating public health communication programs.
- The Guide to Community
Preventive Services serves as a filter for scientific
literature on specific health problems that can be large,
inconsistent, uneven in quality, and even inaccessible. The
Community Guide summarizes what is known about the
effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of
interventions to promote community health and prevent disease.
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April 05, 2013