Immunization Action Coalition of Washington
Founded in 1994, the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW) works to improve the health of the community by minimizing the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases through the optimal use of immunizations across the lifespan. Our priorities for 2017 include focusing on catching up toddlers by age three; being a trusted source of timely communication about immunization; and working with non-traditional partners. Our goals are to:
- Provide immunizers with tools and information to implement best practices in providing immunization services.
- Build public will to support the value of immunizations, including educating the public about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
- Advocate for immunization policy in Washington State that is evidence-based, ensures equitable access to immunizations, and protects communities from vaccine-preventable disease.
- Provide immunization stakeholders with opportunities to network, collaborate, and share information about immunization-related news and resources.
Selected presentations from recent quarterly meetings and other IACW-hosted events are available for download below:
- Best Practices in Promoting College Immunizations Webinar Slides | Live Recording (9/19/17)
Leigh Wallis & Pat deHart, Washington State Department of Health; Libby Skiles, Gonzaga University; Sheryl Schwartz, University of Washington
- Global Polio Incidence & the New Initiative to Establish AFM Surveillance in the US—Plus, Mumps! (10/19/16)
Chas DeBolt, Washington State Department of Health
- Influenza Surveillance Update (10/19/16)
Vivian Hawkins, Washington State Department of Health
- Mobile Immunization Clinics: Innovative Approaches to the School Health-Public Health Continuum (7/20/16)
Alexandra Hayes, Spokane Regional Health District
- Let’s Get Out of the Office: Expanding the Role of Private Providers to Meet Community Needs (7/20/16)
Carolyn Cook, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
- Improving Adolescent Immunizations Through School Based Health Centers (7/20/16)
Sara Rigel, Public Health – Seattle & King County