WithinReach is excited to offer free online education opportunities for healthcare providers. These courses can be started and completed at any time. Courses are available for professionals who work in the immunization field.

Arrow Arrow Drop Your Assumptions and Pick Up the Evidence

This free, hour-long continuing education course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants and other health care providers who encounter parents with concerns regarding vaccines. This course describes several characteristics of vaccine-hesitant parents, the importance and role of providers in parental vaccine decision-making and reviews communication strategies to address concerns of vaccine hesitant parents.

Earn 1 free continuing education credit and learn strategies for addressing parental vaccine hesitancy.

Special thanks to Spokane Regional Health District for their support of this e-course.

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Arrow Arrow Fostering COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Russian- and Ukrainian-Speaking Communities

Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking communities have disproportionately low childhood immunization rates suggesting high rates of vaccine hesitancy. 

This free continuing education course is designed to help providers including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and pharmacists who work with Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking patients better understand vaccine hesitancy within these communities, reasons why community members may be hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccines and develop strategies to initiate conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine with Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking patients. Click here to access resources for this e-course.

Earn 1.25 free continuing education credit(s) and learn strategies to foster COVID-19 vaccine confidence. 

Special thanks to the Washington State Department of Health and the Former Soviet Union Task Force for their support of this e-course. 

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Arrow Arrow Hepatitis B Health Disparities in Refugee and Immigrant Communities

National data have identified large disparities in hepatitis b incidence and prevalence in the United States, particularly among immigrants and refugees from hepatitis b endemic regions. This course will give you the tools you need to work with immigrant and refugee patients and ensure they are screened and effectively treated for hepatitis b. You will learn the most up-to-date information on hepatitis b transmission and epidemiology, prevention through vaccination, screening procedures, and treatment guidelines. The course also covers barriers that refugees and immigrants face with regards to hepatitis b and gives you communication tools to work with these populations.

Special thanks to the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington and International Community Health Services (ICHS) for their support in this e-course.

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Arrow Arrow There Never Was An Age of Reason

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Learn about the history, origins, and impact of vaccine hesitancy on our vaccination rates and outbreaks of disease across Washington State and beyond. Get information and tips on how parents make decisions about vaccines, the provider’s role in vaccine decisions, and how best to approach parent conversations about vaccines.

This course is 1 hour and is designed for health professionals who work in the immunization field.

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Arrow Arrow Vaccine Training for Medical Assistants

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We understand that the knowledge and skills of medical assistants widely differ, as there is no standard vaccine training curriculum for Medical Assisting schools. This course is approximately 1 hour in length, and is designed for entry-level medical assistants.

Register today to learn about best practices for vaccinations, including storage and handling, locating vaccine schedules, rights of administration, and guidance on how to administer vaccine properly to various populations.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1 Clinical CEU through 12/31/22. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program’s sponsor. If you would like to submit a certificate of completion to another professional accrediting body, a certificate will be available after you have completed the course.

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