NACCHO is dedicated to strengthening local health departments' immunization infrastructure. NACCHO's immunization work helps to increase local health departments' capacity to address vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine safety, supply, and financing.
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NACCHO Awards 10 Local Health Departments Funding to Identify Strategies to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates
In January, NACCHO awarded 10 local health departments funding to identify strategies to improve vaccination rates for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical and several other types of cancers. The award supports the selected local health departments to engage locally with healthcare providers and other partners to increase HPV vaccination rates according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations. The funding opportunity was available to select local health departments in states with the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the country according to the 2013 National Immunization Survey. Stay tuned for project updates and new HPV resources for local health departments.
January 2015 marks Cervical Health Awareness Month, highlighting the issues related to cervical cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and the importance of early detection. Learn how your local health department can get involved in Cervical Health Awareness Month
HPV is the leading cause of cervical and other types of cancers, and local health departments play an important role in emphasizing the cancer prevention benefits of the HPV vaccine. Learn more about the HPV vaccineMore »
NACCHO has created a toolkit with resources, templates, and tools for local health departments to use and develop capacity to bill third party payers for immunization, STD, TB, and HIV services. More than 200 resources have currently been collected from state billing guides, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state health departments, local health departments, insurance companies, and vendors of products such as electronic medical records and billing clearinghouses. The Billing for Clinical Services Toolkit provides information to local health departments that are interested in starting the process to bill public and private sector payers for immunization and other clinical services. More »
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