CIC Letter Re Prenatal HEDIS Measures
As in the U.S., California has significant disparities, with lower vaccination rates among low-income women. Infants born to women with Medi-Cal coverage have more than twice the risk of pertussis than those who are privately insured. CIC is delighted about a new HEDIS measurement. It assesses maternal Tdap and influenza vaccination levels.
 
CIC believes this new measure is important and should be used by everyone. We developed a letter with steps our partners can take to adopt the new measure in their organizations.
 
The letter includes:
·        Steps for health plans (commercial and Medi-Cal)
·        Steps for local immunization coalitions and health departments
·        Steps for medical groups, healthcare facilities and health systems
·        Steps for Everyone
 
View and download the letter here. Please share this information in your network and with your provider community.
California Immunization Summit - A Healthier Future is in Sight - 2020
We are pleased to announce the dates and location for the 2020 California Immunization Coalition Summit. We will be returning to Sacramento for our two-day meeting on June 9-10, 2020 (preceded by a Local Health Department Immunization Coordinators’ meeting, June 8). The program will bring together local and national immunization advocates, health professionals, and community leaders. General sessions and workshop sessions will cover effective communication strategies, outreach efforts, immunization registry updates, and successful coalition programs and partnerships.
 
Watch your email and the CIC summit page for announcements and updates on registration, lodging, keynote speakers, the abstract submission process, and Immunization Champion Award nominations.
 
Block your calendar now so you can join other immunization coalition members and partners to connect, learn, and share. You don't want to miss the CIC Summit, California’s most important and influential immunization conference each year! 
CIC's December Education Hour
On December 3rd, CIC held our quarterly Education Hour presentation: Partnering with Health Plans to Raise Immunization Rates. If you happened to miss it, you can watch it on-demand . All the CIC Education Hours are posted on our website. 
CIC Presents #Fludropped
The California Immunization Coalition launched a campaign called: #Fludropped this month, in partnership with The Community, a local San Francisco Advertising Agency - with the goal of finding ways anyone can help spread the message and encourage more people to get their flu shot.
Help us spread the word! Check out the campaign at FluDropped.com and watch and share the  video ! Many thanks to Dr. Randy Bergen of Kaiser Permanente and Dr. Dean Blumberg of UC Davis for their work on this video.
 
For more information, contact  Catherine Martin   or  Kamrynn Saylor  at CIC.

Special thanks to the team at  The Community!  On Twitter  @tcagency_
ImmunizeCA.org Gets a Refresh

We are delighted to announce the launch of our redesigned website. You will love the new look! Check it out here.
Immunization 2020: Protecting our Communities Together
 The 49th National Immunization Conference (NIC) will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta , from May 19-21, 2020. Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with over 1,500 local, state, federal, and private sector immunization stakeholders and partners! Register here.  

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