Save the Date – Pink Book Course

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January 10-11, 2017

CDC Pink Book Course: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Faculty from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will present a live, two-day comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The course will feature the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The course will be held on January 10-11 from 8:00am-5:00pm both days.

The course is designed for anyone seeking the most comprehensive and current knowledge of immunization, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, immunization providers, program managers, and nursing and medical students. Participants will need to have a basic understanding of biology and immunization.Continuing education credits will be available.

Registration at this site will be available soon.

Please direct questions to hicimmunizehawaii@gmail.com

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Hawaii’s 2016 Immunization Champion

lchc2bteam2bmember2bchelsea2btadena2bproudly2bwearing2bher2bsusan2bg-2bkomen2bt-shirtCongratulations to Chelsea Tadena from Lanai Community Health Center for being named the CDC’s 2016 Childhood Immunization Champion for Hawaii!  We are so proud of the great work you have done to ensure that the keiki of Lanai stay healthy and disease-free!

 

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HIC Update – April 2016

HIC Update April 2016

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Board Member Publishes HPV Study

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Congrats to Board Member, May Rose Dela Cruz!  We are excited to share May Rose’s recently published article:

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Motivators, Barriers, and Brochure Preferences Among Parents
in Multicultural Hawai‘i: a Qualitative Study

The article provides wonderful insight into the particular challenges and opportunities in increasing HPV immunizations in our local communities.  Check it out!

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“Someone You Love” on April 7

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We are excited to announce that Hawaii Pacific University will be hosting a screening of the powerful HPV documentary, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, on April 7. The screening is open to all HPU students and staff, and Planned Parenthood volunteers.

For more info, download the HPU Someone You Love Flyer.

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HIC Strategic Plan Released

HIC Strategic Plan Updated 12182015_Page_01The HIC Board recently approved the HIC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020.  Check it out to see how you can join our efforts!

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New Public Service Announcement!

Watch a PSA from our President, Gwen Navarrete-Klapperich!

Mahalo to Olelo Programming for their generosity in making this PSA!

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Vaccine Preventable Cancers

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In January 2016, we were excited to join the inaugural meeting of the Vaccine-Preventable Cancers Workgroup.  We look forward to working with our community partners to reduce cancer by increasing hepatitis B and HPV immunizations!

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HIC Update – Jan 2016

HIC Update Jan 2016

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New Videos Encourage Flu Vaccines

AAP spokesperson Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, FAAP created a series of videos talking about the importance of flu vaccination, who should receive the vaccine and why the flu is dangerous. HealthyChildren.org also has a page discussing these issues and more.

Please share these with parents and provider to ensure our keiki stay healthy!

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