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Organizations and professional societies focusing on vaccines/VPDs

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317 Coalition
The 317 Coalition was formed by a group of leaders in the national immunization community to focus on advocating for increased Section 317 funding from Congress to ensure that the critical infrastructure needs for our nation’s immunization policy are met.
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American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
AAFP provides clinical immunization recommendations and policy information for family physicians. Visit the immunization section of the AAFP website.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP is the professional organization for pediatricians, the medical doctors specializing in the care of children. Visit the Immunization section of the AAP website.
American College Health Association (ACHA)
ACHA is a medical organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research. Visit ACHA’s Vaccines and Immunizations web section.
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
ACNM, the professional association representing certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs), works to improve vaccination rates in women and makes immunization resources available on its website.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
ACOG is the professional association of specialty physicians providing health care for women across the lifespan. ACOG's Immunization for Women web section provides extensive immunization information for ob-gyns and their patients.
American College of Physicians (ACP)
ACP is a professional association of internal medicine specialists. ACP’s Adult Immunization web section provides resources and tools to support members in their immunization efforts.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA is the largest U.S. professional organization for physicians. Immunization-related resources include Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding for medical reporting of procedures and services.
American Nurses Association (ANA)
ANA is a professional association for the nation's registered nurse population. The Bringing Immunity to Every Community program and other immunization initiatives are programs of ANA.
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
APhA is the national professional society of pharmacists dedicated to providing immunization resources and training to pharmacists in all practice settings. Visit APhA's Pharmacist Immunization Center.
American Travel Health Nurses Association (ATHNA)
ATHNA is a professional organization that supports all U.S. nurses who provide travel health care. The association lists some resources for travel health education.
Asian Liver Center at Stanford University (ALC)
ALC addresses the high incidence of hepatitis B and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans and provides many resources for the public and healthcare professionals.
Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)
AIM, an organization of immunization program managers, enable states and territories to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunization position statements available on the website.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing state and territorial public health agencies of the U.S., Territories, and the District of Columbia. Immunization resources are available on the Immunization section of its website.
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)
APTR is dedicated to health promotion and disease prevention through education of physicians and other health professionals. Immunization training modules for medical education, continuing education and medical assistants are provided.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
APIC's mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The associations provides tools and resources for healthcare professionals and consumers.
Autism Science Foundation (ASF)
ASF’s mission is to support autism research by providing assistance to scientists on autism research. The organization also provides information about autism to the general public. Scientific articles on autism and vaccines are posted.
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Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research (CVAR), Texas Children's Hospital
CVAR provides vaccine education resources for patients and healthcare professionals. Learn more about their immunization projects.
Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC)
CIIC was established by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases to outline strategies to increase immunization rates in children. Pediatric-focused information on influenza vaccination for families & caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the media is provided.
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has created a comprehensive educational website to explore immunizations and its continuing contributions to public health. The History of Vaccines  website is targeted to the public who want to know more about vaccines and their history.
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Edward Jenner Vaccine Society
The mission of the society is to create an organization that engages, supports, and sustains the professional goals and interests of  vaccinologists around the world, and perpetuates the memory of Dr. Edward Jenner.
Every Child By Two (ECBT)
ECBT is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among people of all ages. The organization provides a listing of immunization strategies and resources, as well as a website for the public, Vaccinate Your Family.
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Families Fighting Flu (FFF)
FFF is a volunteer-based advocacy organization committed to preventing flu. Stories from families whose children have died or who have had complications from influenza are shared and programs for improving vaccination for flu are provided.
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Global Polio Eradication Initiative
This global polio partnership is spearheaded by WHO, Rotary International, CDC and UNICEF. Polio News is the online newsletter for updates on this initiative.
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Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF)
HBF is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the global problem of hepatitis B and to finding a cure and improving the quality of lives for those affected by the disease.
Hep B United
Hep B United is a national coalition to address and eliminate hepatitis B, a serious liver infection, which is the leading cause of liver cancer.
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Immunization Action Coalition  (IAC)
IAC maintains an extensive online library of practical immunization information, most of it in ready-to-print formats, available for both for healthcare professionals and their patients, as well as federally required Vaccine Information Statements in more than 30 languages. Subscribe to IAC's free online periodicals, Needle Tips, Vaccinate Adults, and IAC Express. IAC's website for the public, vaccineinformation.org, contains more than 100 videos as well as personal stories about people's experiences with vaccine-preventable diseases.
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
IDSA represents physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA works to monitor and favorably impact immunization policy development.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
ISMP advocates for safe medication practices. The Vaccine Error Reporting Program (VERP) was created to allow healthcare professionals to report vaccine errors anonymously in order to understand the causes of errors and to advocate for changes to reduce errors.
International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS)
ISIPS is an international group that provides education and product knowledge to help reduce the number of sharps injuries that occur each year. ISIPS publishes a free newsletter.
International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
IVAC was established to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines. IVAC has many resources available that can be useful in working toward improved global health policies and their implementation.
Institute for Vaccine Safety (IVS)
IVS is committed to investigating vaccine safety issues and providing timely and objective information on vaccine safety to healthcare providers, journalists, and parents.
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Meningitis Angels
Meningitis Angels is a nonprofit organization comprised of survivors and family members of meningitis victims. They offer information and support to families affected by meningitis.
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National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS)
NAIIS is dedicated to addressing and resolving adult and influenza immunization challenges. NAIIS has many partners, representing more than 130 public and private organizations. Visit About the Summit on its website for more information.
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
NASTAD is a non-profit national association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis health care, prevention, education, and supportive service programs. NASTAD has material on its website about the prevention of viral hepatitis.
National Association for School Nurses (NASN)
NASN is the largest association of school nurses in the U.S. Its mission is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. Immunization tools and resources for school nurses are available online.
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments. NACCHO supports effective local public health practice and systems, including immunizations.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
NCCC's mission is to help women, family members, and caregivers battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV disease and their prevention.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
NFID is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education of the public and healthcare professionals about the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. NFID provides information and resources about vaccines.
National Medical Association (NMA)
NMA, the largest professional organization for African-American physicians in the U.S., publishes materials and newsletters for healthcare professionals and their patients on a variety of issues, including immunization.
National Meningitis Association (NMA)
NMA works to protect families from the potentially devastating effects of meningococcal disease by educating the public, medical professionals and others about the disease and its prevention. Educational resources about meningococcal disease for many audiences are available.
National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR)
NVHR is a coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations dedicated to reducing the incidence of infection, as well as morbidity and mortality from viral hepatitis in the United States.
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Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
PIDS is the world's largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control, and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children. Immunization updates are posted on the PIDS website as a resource for members.
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDS)
PKIDS offers resources for parents looking for support services and information concerning their children who have infectious diseases. Immunization materials and special projects on vaccines are provided by this organization.
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Sabin Vaccine Institute
The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing new vaccines, advocating for increased use of existing vaccines, and promoting expanded access to vaccines. The website has an international scope, with a section on Vaccine Advocacy and Education.
Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC)
SIPC was created to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The Campaign aims to eliminate infections resulting from unsafe injection practices.
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
SAHM is a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving adolescent health. SAHM has issued several position papers on adolescent vaccination.
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine ( STFM)
STFM strives to advance family medicine to improve health through education. Programs include the Group on Immunization Education and a SHOTS mobile app for immunizations.
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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (PittVax)
The Division of Family Medicine has developed the 4 Pillars Immunization Toolkit. This comprehensive program reflects evidence-based research to improve immunization coverage in outpatient settings. Standing order program guidance is provided.
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Vaccine Education Center (VEC), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
VEC provides reliable, up-to-date information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals. Subscribe to VEC's newsletters and order materials.
Voices For Vaccines (VFV)
VFV is a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and the reduction of vaccine-preventable disease. VFV provides toolkits, and other immunization resources. You are welcome to join VFV.
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Women In Government
Women In Government is a national organization of women state legislators addressing public policy issues, including policy regarding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the elimination of cervical cancer.
This page was updated on July 13, 2016.
This page was reviewed on July 13, 2016.
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