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Member Organizations

Members of the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC) represent a cross-section of the nation’s leading public health, medical, patient and parent groups committed and dedicated to protecting children's health and encouraging wellness.


Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
AANMA is a membership organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, community outreach and research. AANMA reaches families around the country with medical news, support and practical strategies for overcoming asthma and allergies.
  • www.aanma.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Immunization
AAP’s comprehensive Web site provides resources for pediatricians and families to address immunization topics about vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine safety information.
  • http://www.aap.org/immunization

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
AAPA is the only national professional society representing the more than 70,000 physician assistants (PAs) in all areas of medicine. Founded in 1968, the Academy has a federated structure of 57 chartered chapters representing PAs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and the federal services. AAPA's mission is to provide quality, cost-effective and accessible healthcare as well as to support the professional and personal development of PAs. As of July 2008, AAPA has approximately 41,000 members.
  • www.aapa.org

American College of Cardiology (ACC)
ACC is a foremost professional society representing heart specialists in the United States and throughout the world. ACC advocates quality cardiovascular care and seeks to influence healthcare policy through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines. ACC represents more than 16,000 board certified U.S. cardiovascular physicians.
  • www.acc.org

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
ACOG is a leading group of professionals providing healthcare for women. ACOG's mission is to serve as a strong advocate for quality healthcare for women, while maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members. The organization promotes patient education and stimulates patient understanding of and involvement in medical care. ACOG also increases awareness among its 49,000 members and the public of the changing issues facing women's healthcare.
  • www.acog.org

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. It is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a national office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. The Lung Association is supported by thousands of volunteers and staff.
  • www.lungusa.org


American Medical Association (AMA)
AMA helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on important professional and public health issues. The organization's mission is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Working together, the AMA’s quarter of a million physician and medical student members play an active role in shaping the future of medicine.
  • www.ama-assn.org


American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, represents more than 63,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. APhA members provide care in all practice settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, hospice settings and the military.

  • www.pharmacist.com


American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA represents a broad array of health officials, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and healthcare professionals at all levels, working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. APHA builds a collective voice for public health to ensure access to healthcare, protect funding for core public health services and eliminate health disparities, among a myriad of other issues.
  • www.apha.org


Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
APIAHF is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander communities. The mission of APIAHF is to enable Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to attain the highest possible level of health and well-being.
  • www.apiahf.org


Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
ASTHO is the national non-profit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, as well as the 120,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to assuring excellence in state-based public health practice.
  • www.astho.org


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
AAFA is a patient organization for people with asthma and allergies. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures. AAFA provides practical information, community-based services and support through a national network of chapters and support groups.
  • www.aafa.org

Canyon Ranch Institute
Canyon Ranch Institute is dedicated to inspiring and educating people to make positive, healthy choices for themselves, their families and their communities. The Institute is focused on preventing disease, eliminating health disparities and improving health literacy. Led by Dr. Richard H. Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006), and guided by the vision and approach of Canyon Ranch, the Institute collaborates with organizations and communities that are focused on improving the health and well-being of all people.
  • www.canyonranchinstitute.org

Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research at the Texas Children’s Hospital
The Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research at the Texas Children’s Hospital provides a valuable resource for understanding the increasingly complex issues of vaccination. The Center aims to improve the health of mothers and children by promoting and optimizing vaccine delivery by research and educating healthcare providers and families.

  • www.texaschildrens.org/carecenters/vaccine/default.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC, one of the 13 major operating components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the nation’s premiere health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health. CDC works with states and other partners to provide a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks, implement disease prevention strategies and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission.
  • www.cdc.gov

Every Child By Two (ECBT)
ECBT, the Carter/Bumpers Campaign for Early Childhood Immunization, works to educate families about the need for all children to receive timely immunizations. The organization also continues to seek methods to institutionalize vaccine delivery and ensure access to vaccines. To forward its mission, ECBT enlists the support of elected officials and their spouses, concerned community leaders and representatives of many national organizations.
  • www.ecbt.org

Families Fighting Flu, Inc.
Families Fighting Flu is an organization made up of families and pediatricians who have experienced, first-hand, the loss of a child to influenza flu or have had a child experience severe medical complications from influenza. The organization advocates that parents get their children vaccinated against influenza every year.
  • www.familiesfightingflu.org


Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA)
HIDA is the premier trade association representing medical products distributors. HIDA members provide medical products and supplies to the nation’s physician offices, hospitals, extended care facilities and alternate care sites. Founded in 1902, HIDA represents more than 150 companies that operate hundreds of distribution centers throughout the United States.
  • www.hida.org


Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF)
IDF is a national health organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of primary immune deficiency diseases through research, education and advocacy. IDF helps individuals with primary immune deficiency disease to receive proper treatment and educational materials and the peer support they need.
  • www.primaryimmune.org


Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
IAC works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. IAC facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, healthcare organizations and government health agencies.
  • www.immunize.org


Kaiser Permanente-Northern California
Kaiser Permanente, which includes Kaiser Foundation Health Plans, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and the Permanente Medical Groups, serves approximately 8.2 million people in nine states and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente's 152,000 employees and physicians continually work to elevate the state of healthcare with progressive products, services and advancements.
  • www.kaiserpermanente.org


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children, with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state and regional affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
  • www.naeyc.org


National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
NACHC’s mission is to enhance and expand access to quality, community-responsive healthcare for America’s medically underserved and uninsured. In serving its mission, NACHC represents the nation’s network of over 1,000 Federally Qualified Health Centers, which serve 16 million people through 5,000 sites located in all of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
  • www.nachc.com


National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
NACCHO is the national organization representing the nation's approximately 2,800 local health departments (including city, county, metro, district and tribal agencies). These departments work every day on the front lines to protect us and to promote the health of our communities. NACCHO strives to promote this work through advocacy, policy and development of best practices in all aspects of local public health practice.
  • www.naccho.org


National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
With approximately 7,000 members, NAPNAP is the professional association for PNPs and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. Established in 1973, NAPNAP has been actively advocating children’s health by: providing funding, education, and research opportunities to PNPs; influencing legislation that affects maternal/child healthcare; and producing and distributing educational materials to parents and families. NAPNAP prides itself in the caliber of its members, which include national child healthcare experts, respected authors, distinguished faculty, and practicing professionals.
  • www.napnap.org


National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
NASN works to improve the health and educational success of children and youths by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice. The core purpose of the organization is to promote student success through the advancement of school health services by professional registered school nurses.
  • www.nasn.org


National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
NFID is an organization dedicated to educating public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. NFID is a long-time advocate for annual influenza immunization and participates in a number of programs and partnerships supporting public health messages about immunization.
  • www.nfid.org


National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
NHMA provides policymakers and healthcare professionals with expert information and support in strengthening health service delivery to Hispanic communities across the nation. The mission is to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations. NHMA represents 36,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States.
  • www.nhmamd.org


National Medical Association (NMA)
NMA promotes the interests of physicians and patients of African descent, and is a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health. NMA represents more than 30,000 African-American physicians.
  • www.nmanet.org


Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)
PKIDs is a pediatric organization that works with national groups to represent children with infectious diseases. PKIDs’ mission is to educate the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected.
  • www.pkids.org


Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
SAHM is a multi-disciplinary organization of healthcare professionals who are committed to advancing the health and well-being of adolescents. Through education, research, clinical services and advocacy activities, members of SAHM strive to enhance public and professional awareness of adolescent health issues among families, educators, policy makers, youth-serving organizations, students who are considering a healthcareer and health professionals.
  • www.adolescenthealth.org


Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides parents with complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines. The Center’s goal is to dispel common misconceptions and misinformation about childhood vaccines, explain how and why vaccines work, address safety issues and reinforce why vaccines are still necessary.
  • www.vaccine.chop.edu

 

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