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Measles Elimination: Successes and Challenges in Alaska

May 19, 2015. 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 to successfully eliminate endemic measles cases in their state.

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH, shares how Alaska’s health care providers, public health workers, and policy-makers helped to successfully eliminate endemic measles cases in their state.

Air date: May 19, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. (PT)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology of measles and the reasons for recent increases in US cases.
  • Describe the contribution of vaccine hesitancy to the recent domestic spread of measles.
  • Describe examples of controlling measles outbreaks through high vaccination coverage with two doses of vaccine.

Intended Audience

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

Slides and Resources

  • Slides | Slide handout (2 slides per page)
  • CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 17, 2015 (PDF)
  • A recording of this webinar is available through PH LearnLink.

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Presenter

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

Discussion Questions

These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

  1. What role do state school and day care vaccine requirements have in preventing the spread of measles?
  2. What factors in addition to vaccine hesitancy can lead to under-vaccination?

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