Erin Roche, MPH, CPH

Minnesota Department of Health
Immunization Program
625 North Robert Street
PO Box 64975
St. Paul, MN
USA 55164
Email: erin.roche@state.mn.us

Biographical Sketch:
2009-present Planner, Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC), Immunization Program, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN *Presented on Minnesota's immunization registry at the 2009 Minnesota Immunization Conference *Responsible for incorporating MIIC into all aspects of the statewide immunization program *Responsible for regional grants administration and strategic planning 2009 Legislative Session -- Policy and Government Affairs Intern, Minnesota Council of Health Plans, Minneapolis, MN *Attended and reported on outcomes of legislative committee hearings regarding health care reform and administration of the state's public health care programs *Participated in Policy Committee meetings of the Council of Health Plans *Authored a policy analysis: Addressing Underinsurance in Minnesota's Private Insurance Market 2004-2009 -- Health Educator/Communications Specialist, Immunization Program, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN *Implemented and co-hosted monthly audio conferences and biannual video conferences with local public health agencies statewide; oversaw operational details of these and other training events *Performed a literature search and designed a pilot study to implement best practice procedures for conducting immunization outreach in Minnesota WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) clinics