Vote & Vax is proud to be collaborating with the following organizations:
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities. To find out more, visit www.apha.org.
Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)
The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) was created in 1999 to enable immunization managers to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases and improve immunization coverage in the United States and its territories. AIM membership includes representatives from all 64 state, territorial and local National Immunization Program (NIP) grantees. These grantees, or Project Areas, include: the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Chicago, New York City, Houston, San Antonio and Philadelphia. To find out more, visit www.immunizationmanagers.org.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO’s members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, and to assuring excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO’s vision is healthy people thriving in a nation free of preventable illness and injury. To find out more, visit www.astho.org.
Families Fighting Flu (FFF)
Families Fighting Flu (FFF) is a national, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the lives of children by helping to educate others about the seriousness of influenza and increase annual influenza vaccination rates, especially among children 6 months and older and their families. Our members include families whose children have suffered serious medical complications or died from influenza, as well as health care practitioners and advocates committed to flu prevention. Our mission is to reduce the number of childhood hospitalizations and deaths caused by the flu each year. www.familiesfightingflu.org
NACCHO is the national organization representing local, county and tribal health departments. NACCHO supports and promotes efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and developing and supporting effective local public health practice and systems. To find out more, visit www.naccho.org.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
Founded in 1973, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. For more information, visit www.nfid.org.
PKIDS (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases) is a national nonprofit serving families of children affected by infectious diseases and promoting disease prevention methods across the lifespan through various educational channels. PKIDs educates the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected; and assists families of children living with hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic, viral infectious diseases with emotional, financial and informational support. As a pediatric organization, we fill a void in the nonprofit world and work with many national groups as the children’s representative. We believe that much can be done when groups work together and we initiate and/or support such undertakings. We encourage global immunizations, use of standard precautions in daily living, and effective handwashing as proven method of disease prevention. We’re constantly working to find creative projects that will change risky behaviors, illuminate minds and ensure good health. To find out more, visit www.pkids.org.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change. For more than 35 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.
Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is the national association of nonprofit visiting nurse agencies (VNAs) who care for and treat approximately 4 million patients annually. VNAA’s mission is to support, promote and advance the nation’s network of VNAs who provide cost-effective and compassionate home healthcare to some of the nation’s most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. With offices in Washington, DC, VNAA provides educational an networking opportunities to home healthcare providers, advocates on behalf of nonprofit home healthcare agencies, and collaborates with strategic partners to advance the mission and services of state and community-based VNAs. To find out more, visit www.vnaa.org.