Organizations and Professional Societies Working with

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.

Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC)

AVAC was formed by a diverse group of healthcare organizations, vaccine manufacturers, public health organizations, and consumer groups to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

AAFP provides clinical immunization recommendations and policy information for family physicians. Visit the immunization recommendations and the advocacy section of the AAFP.

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 Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

AAPA is the national professional society for physician assistants. It advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients they serve.

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 Immunization Registry Association (AIRA)

AIRA is a membership organization that promotes the development and implementation of immunization information systems (IIS) as an important tool in preventing and controlling vaccine preventable diseases.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The AMA is the largest U.S. professional organization for physicians.

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 Sexual Health Association (ASHA)

The American Sexual Health Association promotes sexual health by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals, and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors. Healthcare providers can access resources to help improve patient care to prevent HPV.

American Society for Meningitis Prevention

The American Society for Meningitis Prevention (ASMP) works to empower all people to take action to prevent meningococcal meningitis.  ASMP was started by two mothers who lost their young, healthy daughters to this vaccine-preventable disease.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

ASHP advocates for and supports the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings, spanning the full spectrum of medication use.

American Travel Health Nurses Association (ATHNA)

ATHNA is a professional organization that supports all U.S. nurses who provide travel health care.

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 for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)

APTR is the national professional association dedicated to advancing individual and community disease prevention and health promotion in the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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.

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 are available on the AIM website.

Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN)

APHN works to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by fostering high public health nursing practice standards, promoting and providing educational opportunities, and advancing the public health nursing role.

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 of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

AWHONN is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns and provides clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

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.

Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research (CVAR), Texas Children’s Hospital

CVAR provides vaccine education resources for patients and healthcare professionals.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)

NCIRD is the lead center of CDC for the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases. NCIRD’s website includes a wealth of resources about vaccines and influenza for healthcare professionals, state and local health departments, and the general public.

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.

Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine

The Emory Vaccine Center conducts clinical research that leads to the development of effective vaccines against diseases of global importance.

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.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

This global polio partnership is spearheaded by WHO, Rotary International, CDC and UNICEF.

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.

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. maintains an extensive online library of practical immunization materials in ready-to-print formats, available for healthcare professionals and their patients, as well as federally required Vaccine Information Statements in more than 45 languages. Subscribe to our weekly email news and information service, IZ Express.’s website for the public,, contains more than 100 videos as well as personal stories about people’s experiences with vaccine-preventable diseases.’s website for the National Network of Immunization Coalitions,, provides resources and facilitates connections among national, state, and local immunization coalitions and their partners.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

NAPNAP is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and all pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Many immunization resources are available on the website.

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 Network of Immunization Coalitions (NNIC)

NNIC provides several channels for communication among local, state, regional, national, and international immunization coalitions. One of its primary channels is its website, a one-stop shop for learning about immunization coalitions, their locations, missions, activities, newsletters, and how to get engaged with them.

National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

As part of HHS, the NVPO provides strategic leadership and management and encourages collaboration and coordination among federal agencies and other stakeholders whose mandate is to help reduce the burden of preventable infectious disease.

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.

Nurses Who Vaccinate (NWV)

NWV is a nurse-led organization with members from a variety of backgrounds, including RNs, LPNs, NPs, MDs, and parents. NWV supports immunization science and vaccine advocacy through research and education in workplaces, communities, and on social media.

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.

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. A vaccine education program is posted on the PIDS website as a resource for members.

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 around the world.

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.

Task Force for Global Health (TFGH)

TFGH works to control infectious disease and strengthen health systems across the globe. Its Center for Vaccine Equity was founded to provide all people with equal access to vaccines and to reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable disease.

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.

Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child By Two (VYF)

VYF is a nonprofit organization that is committed to educating the public, healthcare providers, policymakers, and the media about the importance of timely vaccinations and supporting pro-vaccination policies.

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 newsletter Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals. Download VEC’s educational materials for providers and patients.


Vaxopedia is a blog created in 2016 by pediatrician Vincent Iannelli, MD, to help answer parents’ questions about vaccines, including those related to misconceptions and rumors.

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.

Women In Government

Women In Government is a national organization of women state legislators addressing public policy issues, including policy regarding immunizations/vaccinations and access to routine immunizations.

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