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 children.
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 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.
- Directory of Wisconsin's Local Coalitions (PDF, 168 KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDCynergy 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 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.