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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Eliminating Measles in Alaska

In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH, shares the successes and challenges of eliminating endemic measles cases in Alaska.

In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH, shares the successes and challenges of eliminating endemic measles cases in Alaska.

May 4, 2015

Recent measles outbreaks in California, Illinois, Nevada, and Washington have brought attention to a disease that was previously declared eliminated in the US.

In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH, shares how Alaska’s health care providers, public health workers, and policy-makers helped successfully eliminate endemic measles cases in their state and how their lessons learned can be applied to similar outbreaks. The presentation includes a brief overview of vaccine preventable diseases, an update on the recent measles outbreaks in the US, and a discussion about working with vaccine hesitant communities.

Register today to hear Alaska’s story of successes and challenges in maintaining measles elimination.

Measles Elimination: Successes and Challenges in Alaska

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; health care providers and staff, including nurses and certified medical assistants

Presenter

Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH, Physician, Public Health Division, Alaska Department of Health and Human Services

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.

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