Local Immunization Coalitions in Wisconsin

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.

Name Address Region Contact Person(s)
Tri-County Immunization Coalition (Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington Counties) Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department
121 West Main St.
Administration Center
Port Washington, WI 53074
Southwest Jane Schulz, RN
262-238-8170
Kenosha Immunization Coalition Kenosha County Public Health Department
8600 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI 53143
Southeastern Gwen Perry-Brye
Diane Bosovich
Hortensia Aiello
262-606-6700
Racine County Coalition WFHC All Saints Hospital
3807 Spring St.
Racine, WI 53405
Southeastern Margaret Hennessy, MD
262-687-8282
Immunize Milwaukee Zeidler Municipal Building
841 North Broadway, First floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Southeastern Mary Ann Kiepczynski, RN, BSN, MAPS
414-286-8482
Langlade County Immunization Coalition Langlade County Health Department
1225 Langlade Road
Antigo, WI 54409
Northern Sheila Rine
715-627-6250
Northwoods Immunization Coalition (Forest, Oneida, Vilas counties) Forest County Health Department
Courthouse
200 East Madison St.
Crandon, WI 54520
Northern Jill Krueger
715-627-6250
Superior Influenza Coalition (SIC) (Ashland and Bayfield counties)

Bayfield County Health Department
(P.O. Box 403)
117 East 6th St.
Washburn, WI 54892

Northern

Terri Kramolis
715-373 6109

Northeast Wisconsin Immunization Coalition (NEWIC) Outagamie County Health Department
401 South Elm St.
(P.O. Box 2863)
Appleton, WI 54912
Northeastern Karen Volkman
920-832-5100 or 920-832-6429
Manitowoc County Immunization Coalition Manitowoc County Health Department
1028 9th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Northeastern Nancy Cohen
920-683-4155
Sheboygan County Immunization Coalition Sheboygan County Health Department
1011 North 8th St.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Northeastern Joyce Osieczanek
920-449-7784
Cindy VanderWeele
920-459-4396
Coulee Region Coalition

La Crosse County Health Department
300 4th St. North
La Crosse, WI 54601

Western

Bryany Weigel
608-785-9723

St. Croix/Pierce County Coalition 1752 Dorset Lane
New Richmond, WI 54017
Western Sharon Reyzer
715-246-8372
Columbia County Immunization Coalition 111 East Mullett St.
P.O. Box 136
Portage, WI 53901
Southern Laura Simonds
608-742-9257
Dane County Immunization Coalition 2705 East Washington Ave.
Madison, WI
Southern Diane McHugh
608-243-0393
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
Southern

Susan Wollin
920-262-8090
 

Abby Sauer
920-386-3674

Jefferson County Immunization Coalition 1541 Annex Road
Jefferson, WI 53549
Southern Amy Fairfield
920-674-7137
Southern Wisconsin Immunization Consortium (SWIC) Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
800 Independence Lane
Sauk City, WI 53583
Southern Ann Lewandowski
608-643-1057
Sauk County Immunization Coalition Suak County Health Department
5050 Broadway St.
Suite 372
Baraboo, WI 53913
Southern Barbara Walsh
608-355-3290
Brown County Partners in Prevention

Brown County Public Health
610 South Broadway St.
Green Bay, WI 54303

Northeastern Carly Hermes, RN, BSN
920-448-6421

Becky Micksch, RN, BSN
920-448-6435
Chippewa Valley Immunization Coalition

Eau Claire County Department of Public Health
1674 720 Second Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Western Patricia Reis, RN, BSN
715-839-2875
Green County Immunization Coalition N3152 Hwy 81 Monroe, WI 53566 Northeast Joni Marty, RN
608-325-7575
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.

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Last Revised: October 8, 2019