The National Hispanic Medical Association is educating physicians and other health professionals on the important key strategies to increase the influenza immunization for Hispanic adults who have a low rate of immunizations in the U.S.
NHMA will also be meeting with key Federal, State and private sector partners this year to increase the outreach to physicians who care for Hispanic patients - including meeting with the New York State and City leadership in a meeting in Brooklyn, NY in early 2016; the US Mexico Border Health Commission and partners along the border; the retail pharmacy arena; and the Federal housing authority through HUD.
ASTHO and NHMA will be holding a meeting on the challenges, barriers, and successful strategies to influenza immunization uptake in Hispanic communities. The meeting will be held on August 2, 2016 at the New York Academy of Medicine (1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029) from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information regarding the meeting please click here.
*Physicians interested in attending this meeting and associated activities must meet the following criteria to participate: -Be a premier member of NHMA
-Serve a predominately Hispanic adult patient population.
-Possess and utilize an electronic medical records (EMR) system for a minimum of 3 years (note: EMR system does not need to be enrolled in state immunization registry but it recommended)
-Have sufficient staffing to handle data collection efforts as a part of this initiative.
ACIP Recommendation concerning use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season Click here
Please feel free to disseminate our Toolkit for Physicians, developed by NHMA staff and steering committee.
The campaign is supported by ASTHO and CDC.