Controlling Mumps at Detention Facilities Using MMR Vaccine

Since September 2018, 898 mumps cases were reported among detainees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities across 18 states. Tri-County Health Department (CO) managed a mumps outbreak at a contract ICE Processing Center in Aurora, Colorado. In under one week, the facility completed…

Implementing Quality Improvement to Address Low Adolescent Vaccination Rates

When the opportunity to join the third cohort of the NIPA Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative arose, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) joined to help address challenges related to adolescent vaccination rates.

Taking Action to Address Critical Gaps in Teen Immunization

Immunization data have revealed significant gaps in vaccination coverage among adolescents, especially those 16-to-18 years of age. There is a significant need to ensure that these adolescents receive timely immunization to prevent the threat of significant health consequences. To support this effort, the Adolescent Immunization…

SDOH: The Game of Life

Education is the first step to understanding the social determinants of health and making on impact on health outcomes. Our team developed a presentation to take to professionals and key stakeholders in our community to demonstrate and provide tools to identify and subsequently address the…