Track 1 - Public Health Law and Policy

Sharing Session - 30 Minutes

E1 - School and Childcare Immunization Data Transparency and the Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities Campaign: A One-Two Punch to Advance Immunization Policy

Wednesday, July 11
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Balcony M

Colorado's new school and childcare immunization reporting law collected data in 2016 on nearly 1 million children. School-reported measles vaccine rates are below 79% in four rural counties, while exemption rates are as high as 54% in 20 schools across the state. These gaps in coverage led to the launch of Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, a network of parents skilled at using immunization data visualization tools to advocate for the safety and efficacy of vaccines. After one year, nearly 400 parents actively engage on social media, provide testimony at public hearings, and publish letters to the editors.

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Advocacy/Policy Work, Public Health Laws & Policies, Communicable Disease

Stephanie Wasserman, MSPH

Executive Director
Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition

MSPH from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (currently the Colorado School of Public Health). I have been the executive director of the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition for the past 5 years and have raised close to $3million to build a statewide immunization coalition dedicated to education health professionals, building awareness with parents and advancing public policy.

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