2018 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for Hawaii
R. Michael Hamilton, MD, MS, FAAP
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!
Your voice makes a difference! Check out our 2018 Legislative Matrix, and join our mailing list to see what you can do.
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.
If you or someone you know deserves this recognition, complete the nomination form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018IZChampion by February 2, 2018. For more information, visit the CDC website.
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!
For those of you who missed our Vaccine Standing Orders webinar, watch and share the Youtube archive and slide deck (pdf).
These will also be archived on our Events page.
Due to high interest, registration is now closed. For those who are not able to join us, a recording is archived on Events page. Mahalo!
It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Check out the great CDC resources you can use to raise awareness and learn more. Help spread the word, and keep our keiki healthy from preventable diseases!
The Hawaii Immunization Coalition (HIC) Public Advocacy Group is comprised of individuals who believe vaccines are safe and effective in protecting ourselves, our children, our families, and our communities from diseases including flu, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, and chickenpox.
Register online, or download HIC Public Advocacy form to email to firstname.lastname@example.org.