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Patient Education Management Archives – August 1, 2004

August 1, 2004

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  • Boost your immunization rates and eradicate barriers through education

    There is a simple way to prevent a multitude of life-threatening diseases in the United States. People simply need to show up at their physicians office or a clinic for a vaccine. Yet many children and adults are not up to date on their vaccinations.
  • Immunization education resources

    The following web sites provide valuable information for overcoming barriers to immunization, designing outreach programs, and educating consumers and health care providers about immunization.
  • Keep childhood immunization rates high

    The immunization coverage for young children in the United States has never been higher. In fact, coverage is greater than 90% for every recommended vaccine, says Lance Rodewald, MD, director of the Immunization Services division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program in Atlanta.
  • Immunizations: Important at every stage of life

    The National Partnership for Immunization designates every August as National Immunization Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about immunization across the lifespan as families prepare for the return to school, and the medical community begins preparations for the upcoming influenza season.
  • On-line CDC immunization resources

    Source: Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, National Immunization Program, Atlanta
  • Immunization awareness activities raise coverage

    Education is key to improving immunization rates. National Infant Immunization Week, which occurs in April, and National Immunization Month in August are key times in which local media and other resources are used to call special attention to the importance of immunization.
  • Strategies seek to boost health provider flu shots

    Health care workers need an annual influenza (flu) vaccine to protect themselves and their patients, advise national infection control officials. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology has added its voice and power to that message.
  • Audio conference prepares you for influenza season

    Thomson American Health Consultants is offering an audio conference with the information necessary to help you diagnose and treat patients with flu symptoms and, as important, prepare for an influenza pandemic.