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Upcoming Webinar with Dr. Chelsea Clinton

Activating Teens & Young Adults in Vaccine Decisions, Oct. 11 @ 4 p.m. EDT. Dr. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, will moderate a discussion with young adult health advocates ready to share the power of engaging adolescents & young adults in their preventive health decisions. Click here to register.

Real Facts on Vax

Improving adolescent health through a focus on prevention and immunization

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Healthcare Providers

Find resources to communicate the importance of adolescent vaccination.

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Parents

Get information to guide discussions with your adolescent and their doctor.

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Teens/Young Adults

Understand the importance of getting vaccinated and how to talk about it.

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About UNITY

No one likes disease, let alone being affected by any that are completely avoidable. With so much information flying around in the digital age, it has become increasingly difficult for people to distinguish fact from opinion.

 

Unity® Consortium, in conjunction with trusted partners in both private and public sectors, aims to eliminate misinformation and provide the rights tools and resources to ensure a future that is free of preventable diseases.

Our Members and Liaisons

This Consortium is the first of its kind to unite public and private organizations to share data and research and collaborate on initiatives aligned with our mission.

Members

  • AdirA
  • American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA)
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)
  • Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
  • City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Families Fighting Flu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Immunize.org
  • Indiana University
  • Journal of Adolescent Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Learning First Alliance
  • Merck
  • National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
  • National Association of County & City Health Officials
  • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
  • Pfizer
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Sanford Health
  • Sanofi
  • School-Based Health Alliance
  • Sick Kids The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
  • University of Alabama Birmingham Medical School
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Nancy Atmosphera-Walch School of Nursing
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • University of Toronto, School of Medicine
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Univision
  • Vaccinate Your Family
  • Young Invincibles
  • Walgreens

Liaisons

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Services Division, NCIRD
  • Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
  • City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
  • US Department of HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal Child and Health Bureau (MCHB)
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy

Our Initiatives

While education is key, it is only half the battle: engagement and action are necessary to strive for change. In coordination with dedicated healthcare providers, parents, and adolescents, UNITY facilitates programs and studies with actionable results to increase visibility in the community.

Hot Topics

Videos that Touch Upon Current Trends Regarding Teen Vaccination

Pursuit of the Three C’s:

Confident, Concise, and Consistent. Healthcare provider recommendations are a critical influence on parent and adolescent agreement to vaccinate on time.

CommUNITY Initiative

A national movement of leading communities taking action to improve adolescent and young adult (AYA) immunization coverage, within the context of preventive healthcare.

VAX@16

The UNITY Consortium has developed a new, first-of-its-kind campaign (VAX@16) emphasizing the 16-year-old well-visit and the vaccines that can help protect teens at that age.

2019-2020 Mom Advisory Council

A nationwide initiative aimed at educating the decision makers, the Mom Advisory Council leans on moms to help other moms know best.

2019-2020 Teen Advisory Council

A nationwide effort to bring teens and young adults together to identify the best ways to communicate about vaccines, creating a different type of peer-to-peer network

UNITY's Latest Resources

*Resources are color-coded for the intended user group who will find them most useful.

= Healthcare Providers

= Parents & Caregivers

= Adolescents

= Everyone

Comcast PSA for Adolescent Immunization Action Week

Routine Vaccinations PSA

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