Coming together for the greater good
As you may remember, Nurture KC conducted a statewide survey to learn Kansans attitudes about vaccines through the polling firm Public Opinion Strategies. Even across political party lines, 95 percent of Kansas residents believe wellness immunizations are safe, effective and important for maintaining good health. To learn more about these poll results, access our findings report.
Last month, Ali Hilton attended the National Conference for Immunization Coalition and Partners (NCICP) and shared these survey findings. View the presentation here. States across the country are facing the same threats regarding immunization policies. Several states have reached out to MAIC inquiring about the potential of public opinion polling and how we utilized the results to demonstrate Kansans’ support of immunization.
“It’s rewarding to be a model for other states through our polling efforts. I talked with other immunization coalitions and partners about how our survey results were effective to help protect vital health policies in Kansas. Hopefully, this can create a pro-immunization ripple effect nationally,” says Hilton. “As immunization becomes more politicized and controversial, it was a breath of fresh air to be with so many folks who are doing good, substantial work on the immunization front. For me, a highlight was hosting a networking dinner where we addressed pulling resources and people together at the grassroots level to make a greater impact locally.”