What are local immunization coalitions?
Wisconsin immunization coalitions are local, county, and regional groups that focus on the immunization education of the public and healthcare professionals in their community. Members meet consistently and use science-based evidence to raise immunization rates across all age groups, decrease vaccine-preventable diseases, and contribute to the overall health of their community.
What are the objectives of Wisconsin's coalitions?
Wisconsin has local and regional immunization coalitions all over the state. The coalitions focus on increasing immunization rates and reducing vaccine-preventable diseases. Local coalitions utilize both federal Healthy People 2020 goals (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) and state guidance documents (see State Health Plan 2020) to strive for reaching 2020 immunization objectives.
Where are the coalitions located?
The following information allows interested health professionals, parents, immunization advocates, and others to contact immunization coalitions for resources, ideas, or volunteering.
|Tri-County Immunization Coalition (Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington Counties)||Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department
121 West Main St.
Port Washington, WI 53074
|Southwest||Jane Schulz, RN
|Kenosha Immunization Coalition||Kenosha County Public Health Department
8600 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI 53143
|Racine County Coalition||WFHC All Saints Hospital
3807 Spring St.
Racine, WI 53405
|Southeastern||Margaret Hennessy, MD
|Immunize Milwaukee||Zeidler Municipal Building
841 North Broadway, First floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
|Southeastern||Mary Ann Kiepczynski, RN, BSN, MAPS
|Langlade County Immunization Coalition||Langlade County Health Department
1225 Langlade Road
Antigo, WI 54409
|Northwoods Immunization Coalition (Forest, Oneida, Vilas counties)||Forest County Health Department
200 East Madison St.
Crandon, WI 54520
|Superior Influenza Coalition (SIC) (Ashland and Bayfield counties)||
Bayfield County Health Department
|Northeast Wisconsin Immunization Coalition (NEWIC)||Outagamie County Health Department
401 South Elm St.
(P.O. Box 2863)
Appleton, WI 54912
920-832-5100 or 920-832-6429
|Manitowoc County Immunization Coalition||Manitowoc County Health Department
1028 9th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
|Sheboygan County Immunization Coalition||Sheboygan County Health Department
1011 North 8th St.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
|Coulee Region Coalition||
La Crosse County Health Department
|St. Croix/Pierce County Coalition||1752 Dorset Lane
New Richmond, WI 54017
|Columbia County Immunization Coalition||111 East Mullett St.
P.O. Box 136
Portage, WI 53901
|Dane County Immunization Coalition||2705 East Washington Ave.
|Partners in Prevention (city of Watertown/Dodge county)||515 South First St., Watertown, WI 53904-City of Watertown
199 County Road DF, Juneau, WI 53039-Dodge County
|Jefferson County Immunization Coalition||1541 Annex Road
Jefferson, WI 53549
|Southern Wisconsin Immunization Consortium (SWIC)||Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
800 Independence Lane
Sauk City, WI 53583
|Sauk County Immunization Coalition||Suak County Health Department
5050 Broadway St.
Baraboo, WI 53913
|Brown County Partners in Prevention||
Brown County Public Health
|Northeastern||Carly Hermes, RN, BSN
Becky Micksch, RN, BSN
|Chippewa Valley Immunization Coalition||
Eau Claire County Department of Public Health
|Western||Patricia Reis, RN, BSN
|Green County Immunization Coalition||N3152 Hwy 81 Monroe, WI 53566||Northeast||Joni Marty, RN
|Mile Bluff Immunization Meeting||Juneau County Health Department||Southern||Kathryn Noe|
Resources for coalitions:
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services serves as a filter for scientific literature on specific health problems for which the literature 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.