2014 Highlights

As we thoughtfully and strategically move forward in 2015, we invite you to take advantage of the many ways to get involved with Immunize Nevada, including applying to join our board of directors or professional council, volunteering in the office or at community events, or participating on one of our mission-focused committees.

The important work we do of promoting health and preventing disease is not possible without your support.

Quick glance at our impact in 2014:

  • Received 81% more project support through grants and donations
  • Increased our website visitors by 352%
  • Engaged 30% more Facebook followers
  • Trained 80% more healthcare professionals
  • Distributed 29% more PINK portfolios
  • Created the PINK Pregnancy and Baby Growth Charts and distributed 14,500 to expecting moms through various community partners and outreach events
  • 78% more vaccines provided at community and mobile food pantry sites in partnership with Walgreens

Thank you to our Project Partners and Supporters:

  • Acelero Head Start
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem/Wellpoint
  • AT&T Nevada
  • Carson City Health and Human Services
  • Clark County School District
  • Elko County School District
  • Fund for a Healthy Nevada
  • Nevada Cancer Coalition
  • Nevada State Division of Child and Family Services 
  • Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Maternal and Child Health
  • Nevada State Immunization Program
  • Parent and Individual Community Donors
  • Pfizer
  • Safe Kids Washoe County
  • Southern Nevada Health District
  • Walgreens
  • Washoe County Health District
  • Washoe County School District

New Projects:

  • HPV: Closing the Vaccination Gap - This project focuses on increasing HPV vaccination through parent and adolescent education along with healthcare provider outreach.
  • Public Health Billing Implementation - This project supports implementation of billing for public health services at local health departments.
  • Cocooning in OB/GYN offices - This is a continuation of a special project through the Nevada State Immunization Program that our Adult Immunization Coordinator is now helping manage.
  • Immunizations 101 Online and Practicum Training - This training offers continuing education credits after the completion of three online modules and one live in-person practicum.  While it focuses on training medical assistants, it's open to all healthcare professionals.

New Team Members:

  • Immunization Project Coordinator: Ashley McHugh, MPHc
  • Adolescent Immunization Coordinator: Peggy Franklin, RN

Volunteers and Interns:

  • Elizabeth Castillo
  • Kelli Cherry
  • Ashley McHugh, MPHc
  • Niki Namoca
  • Julissa Pulido
  • Early Ritter, RN
  • Theodore Ritter
  • Andrea Skewes, MPHc
  • Nicole Wirth
  • University of Nevada Reno Honors Students

Organization Awards:

  • Best Overall Influenza Season Activities, National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit
  • Humana Healthiest Place to Work Award
  • Administrator of the Year, Human Services Network