NACCHO is dedicated to strengthening local health departments' immunization infrastructure. NACCHO's immunization work increases local health departments' capacity to implement evidence-based public health programs, policies, and services to meet national standards in preventing and controlling vaccine preventable diseases.
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NACCHO Awards 10 Local Health Departments Funding to Identify Strategies to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates
In January, NACCHO awarded 10 local health departments funding to identify strategies to improve vaccination rates for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical and several other types of cancers. The award supports the selected local health departments to engage locally with healthcare providers and other partners to increase HPV vaccination rates according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations. The funding opportunity was available to select local health departments in states with the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the country according to the 2013 National Immunization Survey. Stay tuned for project updates and new HPV resources for local health departments.
The 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule was approved by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. View additional details regarding ACIP recommendations for each of the vaccines listed in the schedule. More »
NACCHO has created a toolkit with resources, templates, and tools for local health departments to use and develop capacity to bill third party payers for immunization, STD, TB, and HIV services. More than 200 resources have currently been collected from state billing guides, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state health departments, local health departments, insurance companies, and vendors of products such as electronic medical records and billing clearinghouses. The Billing for Clinical Services Toolkit provides information to local health departments that are interested in starting the process to bill public and private sector payers for immunization and other clinical services. More »
NACCHO's Immunization Resources