Barbara Baker, MS, RNC

St Joseph County Health Department
Nursing Division
227 W Jefferson BLVD
South Bend, IN
USA 46601

Biographical Sketch:
2006-Present -- Director of Nursing St Joseph County Health Department, South Bend, Indiana 2005- 2009--Adjunct Faculty Davenport University, South Bend, Indiana 2000-2004-- Manager OB Services Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA 2000-2004-- Assocaite Faculty Eastern University, St Davids, PA 2008-2009 MARPHLI Fellow, University of Illinois Chicago-- Health Care Policy Leadership in Public Health with experience in issues in challenges in immunizations related to improving vaccine coverage for children and adults Initiation of and chairperson for regional Immunization task force to identify and address underimmunization of children Chairperson for Indiana Immunization Task Force for Public and Private Providers Active participation within the Indiana Immunization Coalition Multiple presentations for community partners and media on issues related to immunizations and H1N1 vaccines Oversight of school-based immunization clinics for seasonal flu clinics and clinic planning Oversight of H1N1 vaccine distribution planning and provider relations Presented on the utilization of an immunization task force for the implementation of school-based influenza clinics at the 44th Annual National Immunization Conference in 2010.