The Hawaii Immunization Coalition is a 501(c)3 statewide community-based organization working to ensure all of Hawaii’s families are appropriately vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases.
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The Hawaii Immunization Coalition and the Hawaii Public Health Institute are pleased to announce that they will be co-hosting the 2019 National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships to be held at the Ala Moana Hotel from November 13-15, 2019.
A formal save the date will be released in August 2018 – be sure to mark your calendars for this amazing opportunity to connect with immunization partners throughout the country.
HIC congratulates Dr. Michael Hamilton for being recognized as Hawaii’s 2018 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion!
As former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Hawaii Chapter) and a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Hamilton has advocated in the legislature to keep our children safe from vaccine-preventable diseases. As a medical provider, he continues to promote immunizations for children by educating parents. Through his commitment and efforts, he has helped keep both his patients and the communities in Hawaii healthy. Mahalo, Dr. Hamilton!
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes CDC Childhood Immunization Champions, individuals who go above and beyond to promote or foster childhood immunizations in his or her community.
Now, you can nominate the Hawaii Champion! Self-nominations are welcome, or you may submit a nomination for a deserving individual. Champions can include coalition members, parent advocates, healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants), and other immunization leaders who meet the award criteria.
Awardees will be announced during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), which runs April 21–28 in 2018. Champions will receive a certificate of recognition, will be featured on CDC’s web site, and may be recognized by their immunization program during NIIW. See previous Hawaii awardees.
We are so proud of HIC Board Member, Janelle Jinbo, for being named Hawaii’s 2017 Childhood Immunization Champion by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . The annual award recognizes individuals in each state who make a significant contribution toward improving public health through their work in childhood immunization.
Congrats and mahalo, Janelle!
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