The ASTHO Immunization Project functions as a liaison between the states and the federal government, ensuring that state perspectives are recognized in the implementation of federal policy and programs and that states are informed about national policy initiatives, programs, and other activities.
ASTHO Immunization Policy Statement
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
Exploration of Pharmacy Participation in Vaccines for Children
ASTHO is seeking a highly qualified contractor or firm contractor to determine key considerations for pharmacy participation in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. The identified contractor or firm will work collaboratively with ASTHO to assess key facilitators and barriers to enrolling pharmacies in the VFC program by engaging key stakeholders in data gathering activities such as key informant interviews, focus groups, and quantitative surveys. The project will culminate with a final report and presentation of project findings to CDC staff. The maximum award amount is $150,000. More information about the project and application procedure is available in the RFP link above. Proposals are due December 23, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Ericka McGowan.
Describing Essential Immunization Staff Based on Core Programmatic Components
ASTHO is seeking a highly qualified contractor or firm to define the core components of an immunization program and determine the essential staff required to implement these core components. The identified contractor or firm will work collaboratively with ASTHO to engage stakeholders to define the core components of an immunization program, to describe the essential staff required to implement these core components, outline potential staffing models for immunization programs, and describe immunization program scalability in the event of an emergency situation such as pandemic influenza. The contractor will develop a final report summarizing the results of data gathering efforts. The maximum award amount is $150,000. More information about the project and application procedure is available in the RFP link above. Proposals are due December 23, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Martin.
The availability of safe and effective immunizations plays a vital role in the control and prevention of infectious disease. Read more »
Real-time state legislative tracking on select issues is available on our website.
Legislative summaries from previous sessions are also available.
Browse and download audience-tested advertising templates your health agency can use to promote vaccination in your state -- free of charge!
The ads were developed in conjunction with ASTHO's report on vaccine communication, Communicating Effectively About Vaccines. The results of this survey suggest that pediatricians, public health officials and the CDC are seen as reliable sources of information on vaccine issues.
Federal funding for vaccines can be grouped into two programs: the Vaccines for Children program (VFC) and the Section 317 Immunization Grant Program. A number of states have additional programs to support the provision of vaccines. Read more »
Increase in Vaccine Administration Rates: Summary of State Stakeholder Meetings – reports on a series of information gathering sessions with state stakeholders to gain important baseline information on a provision to increase reimbursement for the administration of vaccines
National Vaccine Plan Implementation: Summary of Stakeholder Meetings – reports on a series of stakeholder meetings that were held to gain input on effective solutions to barriers for achieving the goals specified in the 2010 National Vaccine Plan
School-Located Vaccination Clinics Meeting Summary – presents highlights of discussion and key recommendations from a November 2010 meeting, and examines strategies that were discussed to establish SLV, particularly for seasonal influenza, as a broader, sustainable societal norm going forward
Immunization Registries Summit Summary – provides highlights and next steps from an August 2010 meeting to review the status of immunization registries
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Vaccine Refusal Brief
Adult Immunization Fact Sheet
ASTHO Immunization Information Systems Position Statement
ACOG Immunization for Women
Dec 16, 2013
Salt and Your State Webinar
Dec 17, 2013
Worksite Wellness Webinar
Mar 4-6, 2014
Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, DC
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