Oregon Partnership to Immunize Children Honors Advocates
May 11, 2011 – Individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to increasing childhood and adolescent immunization awareness and/or the rate of immunizations in Oregon will be honored on May 17 by the Oregon Partnership to Immunize Children (OPIC).
“We’re recognizing an incredible group of immunization advocates this year,” said Karen Elliott, OPIC coordinator. “These people and organizations have worked tirelessly to ensure that children and adolescents across Oregon are immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases.”
The award recipients are:
- Karen Oglesby, RN, Oregon Nurses Association
- Dr. Jennifer Wrazen, Samaritan Waldport Clinic
- State Representative Nancy Nathanson
- Kelly Martin, MPH, immunization coordinator, Marion County Health Department
- Vietnamese Community of Oregon
- Oregon Adult Immunization Coalition
- Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization
- 211 Info-Oregon SafeNet
- Center for Human Development, Union County Health Department.
The mission of OPIC is to facilitate the collaboration of public and private partners to protect children and adolescents in Oregon against vaccine-preventable diseases. For more information, visit healthoregon.org/imm
May 12 2011