Vaccines are not Just for Kids (update)

Immunization matters for everyone but learn more about why some adults are still not getting vaccinated as recommended. Also, learn about the Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition’s 20th annual Adult Immunization Conference, happening Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Vaccines are not Just for Kids

  Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month? Now is the perfect time to get the word out about the importance of vaccinations for adults. National Immunization Awareness Month, held each August, provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Immunizations are one of the most effective public health interventions … Continue reading “Vaccines are not Just for Kids”

Spreading the word about community based participatory research for asthma reduction

Pediatric asthma affects an estimated 7.1 million children in the U.S. under the age of 18. In the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, a largely immigrant Latino community, pediatric asthma affects more than 14% of school age children, primarily due to environmentally related health disparities. In a city like Lawrence, issues such as language, literacy, and culture present challenges to reaching and engaging families in environmental health education.