The H1N1 influenza pandemic has raised concerns about the capacity of our public and private health system to care for those infected, as well as utilize all the available tools to prevent new infection. H1N1's rapid spread and surprising mortality trends have challenged health providers across the country. Recent polls indicate that a troubling percentage of hard-to-reach populations are not planning to get vaccinated. This Web Forum will feature experts familiar with issues of concern to hard-to-reach communities regarding the H1N1 vaccine, and highlight lessons learned from strategies that work in communicating health risks to at risk populations.

Please join Dialogue4Health (D4H) for an interactive Web Forum with representatives from government, community clinics, and private practice to discuss the best strategies for getting the H1N1 vaccine to high-risk populations that are traditionally hard to reach.

Presenters

Barbara Allen, MD, MPH

Medical Officer, 2009 H1N1 Response Unit of the Coordinating Center of Infectious Disease

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barbara Allen, M.D., MPH is currently a medical officer with the 2009 H1N1 Response Unit of the Coordinating Center of Infectious Disease, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her primary responsibilities in this position are to determine the impact of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic on vulnerable populations including…

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Amy Groom, MPH

Immunization Program Manager, Indian Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ms. Groom is a CDC employee assigned to the Indian Health Service, where she has served as the IHS Immunization Program Manager since 2001. In this capacity she provides advice and technical assistance to IHS on a range of programmatic, policy and research activities related to immunizations, and serves as…

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Liliana Osorio

Border Region Coordinator

Health Initiatives of Americas

Liliana Osorio joined HIA in 2002 as a San Diego County Regional Coordinator, where she is in charge of the coordination of Binational Health Week, and other year round activities in San Diego. She is the editor of the “English-Spanish Dictionary of Health Related Terms” published by HIA and the…

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Frank Staggers, MD

Chairperson, Executive Board, Ethnic Health Institute

Sutter Health Network

  • Former President, California Medical Association,

Prior to his recent retirement, Dr. Staggers was both in private practice and the Chief of Urology at the Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland. Dr. Staggers retired from the military as a Commander. He served 28 years in both the US Army and the US Navy. Dr. Staggers has been…

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Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH

Public Health Officer

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

San Diego, CA

  • President, California Conference of Local Health Officers,

Dr. Wooten has been with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency since 2001, initially as the Deputy Health Officer and now serving as the Public Health Officer since February 2007. In her current role, she has oversight for almost 500 employees and a budget of approximately…

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Moderator

Calvin Freeman

Principal

Freeman and Freeman Consulting and Coaching

With his wife, SueAnn, Calvin Freeman is a partner in Freeman and Freeman Consulting and Coaching, a health policy and human resources consultant firm dedicated to promoting improvements in the health status of multicultural communities. He is also President of Global Vision Consortium, an emergency management consulting firm. Previously, Mr.…

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Presentation Slides

Resources

Date Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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