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Issue Number 209            November 15, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. CDC's Spanish-language website features hepatitis information this week
  2. The National Asian American Immunization Project seeks grant applicants
  3. Help get youth involved in immunization advocacy

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November 15, 2000
CDC'S SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEBSITE FEATURES HEPATITIS INFORMATION THIS WEEK

If you haven't yet checked out CDC En Espanol, the Spanish-language website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this week's feature on hepatitis offers a good reason to check in. The home page of the site provides links to Spanish-language information on hepatitis A, B, and C. To link directly to this hepatitis information, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/enfermedades/hepatitis.htm

Rather than a translation of CDC's English-language website, CDC en Espanol offers content tailored to Hispanic/Latino audiences. It includes a variety of health topics, including immunization information for Spanish-speaking professionals and communities.

To visit CDC En Espanol, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/
You can also reach the site from CDC's home page at: http://www.cdc.gov by clicking "CDC En Espanol" in the left-hand navigation bar.
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November 15, 2000
THE NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN IMMUNIZATION PROJECT SEEKS GRANT APPLICANTS

Through a cooperative agreement with CDC, the National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO) is releasing a Request For Applications for grants to Asian/Pacific Islander community-based organizations. Grant funding will support efforts to conduct effective and innovative community and provider education programs that increase childhood, adolescent, or adult immunization levels among Asian Americans. 

Although state and local health departments are not eligible to apply, you may be aware of community-based organizations that are eligible for this opportunity. Since the deadline for application is December 1, 2000, please notify any organizations that may benefit from this opportunity as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact Michelle Yang at (415) 989-9747 or visit the NAWHO website: http://www.nawho.org/partnership/immunization.html
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November 15, 2000
HELP GET YOUTH INVOLVED IN IMMUNIZATION ADVOCACY

"Helping Young People Become Youth Advocates for Immunization," a recent publication of the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program, offers practical ideas for getting young people interested in immunization advocacy.  This 24-page booklet for educators and youth-group leaders offers ideas on the importance of involving young people and how to get started. It also contains activities and ideas to be used by young people of different ages and ten pages of resources for further exploration.

The booklet is available online in a camera-ready (PDF) format. Go to:
http://www.childrensvaccine.org/html/ip_advocacy.htm#youthadv
For further information, or to inquire about printed copies, email the Children's Vaccine program at info@ChildrensVaccine.org

You can visit the Children's Vaccine Program website and explore its other resources at: http://www.childrensvaccine.org

 

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