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The purpose of the AIM Promising Practice Webinar series is to address innovative, promising or best practices for increasing immunization rates. The educational webinars are part of AIM’s New leadership Institute whose mission is to promote effective immunization program management through collaboration, education and creativity to assure program compliance and increase and sustain high immunization coverage throughout the lifespan.

Click on the link below to view the event library that contains a recording of the webinar and related resources. 


August 30; 2018: Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Webinar 

On August 30th, AIM hosted a webinar featuring Dr. LJ Tan (IAC) discussing seasonal influenza vaccination effectiveness messaging. Dr. Tan focused on talking about flu vaccine effectiveness in other ways than reducing mortality—such as reduced severity of disease and disability, absenteeism in the workplace, and time away from school for children. Dr. Tan also shared information on the current and upcoming influenza seasons, including preliminary effectiveness data

April 25, 2017: AIM Adolescent Immunization Webinar 

AIM hosted a webinar featuring the UNITY Consortium on April 25 focusing on adolescent health and immunization beliefs, as well as resources for helping providers give a strong recommendation for adolescent vaccines.

April 14, 2016: SHAPE Meeting Webinar

The AIM Vaccine Storage and Handling Committee hosted a presentation featuring LJ Tan (Immunization Action Coalition) discussing the Storage, Handling, Administration, Preparation Experts (SHAPE) Meeting.

October 28, 2015: Centralized Reminder Recall
Andrew Gess from Pfizer Inc. provided an overview of Patient Centered Medical Home (PMCH) and how reminder recall fits in with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) PMCH recognition. AIM members from NV, UT and MO shared their centralized reminder recall program experiences using a Pfizer sponsored program, including: program setup, lessons learned and evaluation results.

January 22, 2015: Engaging Pediatricians
Dr. Kristin Oliver of the AAP gave a presentation titled "Engaging Pediatricians" that covered 1) why pediatricians may not be engaged to administer HPV vaccine; 2) how the pediatrician office runs fiscally; 3) engaging pediatricians during AFIX visits.

September 18, 2014: Adolescent Strategies to Increase Rates
Dr. Katelyn Wells, provided  a review of 2013 AIM Annual Survey Results related to immunization program adolescent activities.  Dr. Sarah Reagan-Steiner, Medical Officer ISD/CDC, provided a CDC NIS Teen update
and  Dr. Robert A. Bednarczyk, Emory University Hubert Department of Global Health Assistant Professor, reviewed research related to the impact of the gender-specific HPV vaccination recommendation on gender-specific uptake of other adolescent (Tdap/MCV4) vaccines.
Natasha Herbert & Katy Seib, Emory University, presented a parent and teacher intervention and related research Amy Metroka, NYC Immunization Program, reviewed procedural information and lessons learned for IIS adolescent AFIX visits and quarterly provider reports that focus on adolescents

August 7, 2014: Social Media and SMS Strategies to Increase Rates
Maureen S. Marshall, MS, Health Communications Specialist CDC/NCIRD, provided an overview of social media strategies to target various populations and vaccines. Shari Levine, VT Immunization Program Manager presented on the social media campaign that includes Facebook and twitter. Melissa S Stockwell, MPH, MD, Columbia University Medical, Mailman School of Public Health, presented research regarding: 
 Effect of a text messaging intervention on influenza vaccination in an urban, low-income pediatric and adolescent population 
 Impact of Text Message Reminder-Recalls for Pediatric and Adolescent Immunizations 
 Text Message Reminders to Promote Human Papillomavirus Vaccination 
 Exploring pregnant women’s views on influenza vaccination and educational text messages 

June 17, 2014: Building Vaccine Confidence through Evidence-Based Strategies 
Kris Ehresmann (MN), director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division at the Minnesota Department of Health and AIM NVAC representative, hosted the event; Katelyn Wells, AIM Research Coordinator, reviewed state, local and territorial immunization programs vaccine hesitancy activities, lessons learned and recommendations to NVAC; Ed Marcuse, Emeritus Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington, presented on work in WA State and with Vax Northwest; Seth Mnookin, associate director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing, presented on AAAS "Public Trust in Vaccines" report and discussed his latest book, "The Panic Virus: The True Story of the Vaccine-Autism Controversy."; and Brendan Nyhan, assistant professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, presented research results, "Effective Messages in Vaccine Promotion: A Randomized Trial ”.

March 12, 2014: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy/Confidence

Lynn Bahta (Minnesota Immunization Program), hosted the event and provided a national overview. Researchers Emily Brunson, Texas State University, presented on social networks and parent vaccination decisions, and Caroline Poland, Taylor University, presented on the "vaccine education spectrum disorder”. Immunization program staff Diana Herrero (CO) reviewed Colorado’s stakeholder engagement process to strengthen PBE legislation and associated Board of Health rule. Chris Finley (VT) presented on strengthening Vermont’s PBE law, social media campaign and collaboration with the Child Health Improvement Program.


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