D3 Innovative Strategies to Improve Delivery of H1N1 Vaccination: State and Local Experiences

Presenters in this workshop will discuss innovative strategies to improve delivery of H1N1 influenza vaccination. Highlights include a community wide drive-thru and walk-up clinic, obtaining reimbursement from health plans for private pay patients, and a dedicated help line.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Regency Ballroom VII
Suchita Lorick
11:05 AM
Planning and Implementation of a Large Community Wide Drive-Thru Point of Dispensing for H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Immunization
Matt Zahn, MD, Medical Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health a, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness; Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH; Matt Rhodes, Planner; Dennis Sullivan, BA, CEM; Pretesh Parmar, BS; Caitlin Shelton, BS; Steve Hosch, MA; Wayne Crabtree, BS; Ermalynn Kiehl, PhD, ARNP, CNS; Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, CIC
11:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
11:20 AM
Health Departments and Health Plans: a Public/Private Partnership for Reimbursing the Costs of Administering H1N1 Vaccine in Public Clinics
Donna Lazorik, RN, MS, Adult Immunization Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Mary Ann Preskul-Ricca, MPP, Public Affairs Coordinator, Mass. Association of Health Plans; Mary Fontaine, BS
11:35 AM
NJ Helping Providers Navigate the H1N1 Vaccine Project by Creating a Dedicated Help-Line
Jenish Sudhakaran, MPH, Public Health Representative, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services; Suzanne Miro, MPH, CHES; Simi Octania-Pole, PhD
11:50 AM
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