2018 Meeting Recap and Highlights

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About The Community Meeting:

Immunize Nevada holds a general community meeting on the first Thursday of every month from 8:30 - 10am. Attendees are welcome to arrive at 8am for networking and refreshments. Each meeting features updates from the Nevada State Immunization Program, Partner News, Networking and an Educational Presentation. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with local partners, exchange ideas and learn about vaccine & health related topics.

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Meeting Locations:

  • Las Vegas: United Way of Southern Nevada, 5830 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103 (Flamingo & Jones)

  • Reno: Innevation Center at 450 Sinclair St, Reno, NV 89501 (Liberty and Sinclair St)


April Meeting Recap 

Presentation: Community Health Needs Assessment 

Our guest speakers presented the results of the community health needs assessments and provided recommendations on health priorities.

April meeting agenda

April meeting report

April Partner Updates and Announcements

  • Walmart Wellness Day - April 21
  • Southern Nevada Health District’s - Baby Bash, Mobile health clinic still scheduled
  • UMC Healthy Living Institute: UMC is offering Kohl’s Kids Food and Fun Workshops and and Yummy Sites to help reduce child obesity. To schedule a workshop, call 702-383-7353
  • The CDC updated pediatric contracts and shingrix will be available soon
  • The Children’s Cabinet has programs to help Nevada’s uninsured individuals and families get access healthcare and support services by providing application assistance and connecting families to community resources. For more information, contact Yvette Ruiz at yruiz@childrenscabinet.org
  • The Washoe County Health District is monitoring the measles case closely
  • The Annual MCH conference is on May 18th

 


March Meeting Recap

Presentation: Impact of community vaccination clinics

Our guest speakers presented on the impact of community vaccine clinics, and discussed challenges and barriers of hosting an immunization clinic in the community.

March meeting agenda
March meeting report

March Partner Updates and Announcements

  • Flu vaccines up 11% over this time last year. For the first time in the data collection history, we surpassed 600,000 doses!
  • As of 1/1/18, all AFIX assessments are generated within NV WebIZ; providers may generate their own assessments, whether or not enrolled in the VFC Program; promotion of this feature will begin in March; guidance materials will be provided/posted in NV WebIZ.
  • As of 2/28/18, 553 locations report immunizations electronically via HL7 (rather than manual direct entry); 95 of them also electronically query via HL7 (i.e. request immunization history that is sent back to and saved in their EHR).
  • Since at least early 2017, over 50% of immunizations are now submitted via HL7.
  • NV WebIZ is currently pursuing the possibility of obtaining death data from Vital Records to ensure NV WebIZ records are updated accordingly; this is a common practice of many IIS to ensure reminders are never sent for deceased patients, and to more accurately reflect the jurisdictional population.
  • Sunrise Children's Foundation invites members of the community to present at their staff meeting April 20th. Sunrise Children's Foundation is also having a Health Fair for their WIC clients on May 11th. The contact for both is Jerry Smith- jerrys@sunrisechildren.org or 702-646-7784

 


February Meeting Recap 

Presentation: State and regional Flu update

In light of this historically busy flu season, our guest speakers provided an update on flu activities this season and discussed barriers to administering flu vaccines.

 

February Partner Updates and Announcements

  • Healthcare Guidance Program - Nevada Comprehensive Care Waiver will be phased out. They need public comments and public input. View document here
  • On Saturday, February 3, there will be a Super Recycle event at the Thomas & Mack parking lot from 7:30AM- 2:30 PM. View flyer here
  • Southern NV Health District mobile unit is up and running, schedule is on their website
  • Community Health Alliance has pediatric dental appointments as soon as next week. Kids 10 and under we can usually get in right away because we have a DA but is allowed to do hygiene functions on kids 10 and under. Kids over 10 gets a little tighter because they have to see the hygienist but we can still get some in starting next week as well.
  • The Community Health Alliance pharmacy carries all doses of Tamiflu (peds and adult). They have to be a CHA patient, and CHA will insurance. Uninsured is still expensive -$50 for adult dose (vs $175 at regular pharmacy) 
  • The Safe Kids Coalition will be meeting regulary on the second Tuesday of each month, and the next meeting will be on March 13th at noon. If you are interested in joining the coalition, contact Katie Metz at kmetz@renown.org 
  • The Northern Nevada Dental Health Programs will host their annual Give Kids a Smile event. This event will mostly have restorative services. There are a few spaces available, and If you know of anyone who needs dental care, contact Nicole Lamboley at Nlamboley@renown.org