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Public Health Foundation "Hot off the Press" Help Protect Your Community

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Help Protect Your Community Against Infectious Diseases 
 
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to support National Immunization Awareness Month in August by offering immunization resourcestraining, and tools to help your community improve immunization rates and prevent infectious diseases.
 
 
Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunization

Vaccinations can help protect populations from serious diseases.

The Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunization helps you educate parents and caregivers about the role vaccines play in helping keep children healthy. The 5-part color booklet provides a glossary of important terms and a list of related resources.
 
What You Need to Know about Vaccines Information Pads

The five vaccination information pads list recommended vaccines for the following conditions: AsthmaDiabetesHeart DiseasePregnancy, and Stroke. 
 
These easy-to-tear sheets are great for use in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices. 
 
Hepatitis: Know the Difference Between
 A, B, and C Brochure

Hepatitis B and C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected.
 
Use Hepatitis: Know the Difference Between A, B and C Brochure to explain the diverse aspects of hepatitis including: chronic hepatitis; risk factors; contracting hepatitis; vaccinations; and prevention. 
 
Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice, a free on-demand training program, will increase your knowledge of evidence-based immunization strategies. 

 

After viewing the program, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a local health department uses the Community Preventive Services Task Force's (Task Force) Findings in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to save resources and improve health outcomes.
  • Describe the challenges to improving immunization rates in a community setting.
  • Identify three evidence-based strategies to increase immunizations.
  • Describe how quality improvement techniques apply to community immunization practices.

 

View all of the Task Forces' vaccination findings and recommendations compiled in The Community Guide

 

Download a copy of the Task Force 2013 Report to Congress.


Find out more about how PHF is promoting The Community Guide.
 
PHF Promotes CDC's Winnable Battles
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Winnable Battles are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them.

Read more about the Winnable Battles global immunization initiatives.
 
About the Learning Resource Center
The Public Health Foundation's Learning Resource Center (LRC) is where public health, health care, and others can find high quality training materials at an affordable price. These informative materials cover areas such as quality improvement, performance management, infectious diseases, epidemiology, diabetes, preparedness, and immunization. Materials are available in a variety of formats, including print, software, resource manuals, physician guides, and patient brochures.

 

LRC also specializes in promoting public health products. ContactAntoinette Barber if your organization would like to partner with LRC.

 
 
In This Issue
Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunization
What You Need to Know about Vaccines Information Pads
Hepatitis: Know the Difference Between A, B, and C
Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice
PHF Promotes CDC's Winnable Battles
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PHF Spotlight
PHF Website
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