Other Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The official site of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP)
The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors, founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public.

American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States.
> Visit ACNM’s Immunization Resources for Providers page to view ACNM's immunization resources including patient handouts and helpful links.

> ACNM created an evidence based curriculum that is free, measured with a pre- and post-test, and a passing score of 80. The curriculum can be found by clicking here.

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
The national trade assocaition representing the health insurance industry. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits to 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
> View the Stakeholder Roundtable: Improving Adult Immunization Rates Report The report summarizes key topics discussed during the Roundtable, including the national adult vaccine landscape, stakeholder perspectives, accelerators for increasing adult immunization rates, and recommended action steps to improve adult immunization rates.

Association of American Indian Physicians  (AAIP)
AAIP’s membership is made up of American Indian and Alaska Native physicians who are at least 1/8 American Indian or Alaskan Native, and who are licensed to practice medicine in the United States. AAIP strives to improve the overall health of American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities through a variety of programs.

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.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals.

CHOP has materials about immunizations across the lifespan and information specifically for new and expectant moms.

Every Child by Two (ECBT)
Every Child By Two- Carter/Bumpers Champions for Immunization (ECBT) is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among families. For nearly a quarter century, ECBT has conducted a myriad of activities aimed at reaching its goals of increasing awareness of the need for timely immunizations and developing a systematic method of locating and vaccinating all of America’s children.

  • Vaccinate Your Family  Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) is an Every Child By Two initiative aimed at raising awareness of the critical importance of vaccines across the lifespan. It is the next generation of the Vaccinate Your Baby program, which focused on the importance of protecting infants against vaccine-preventable diseases. - See more at: http://www.vaccinateyourfamily.org/about/#sthash.0EPsrNIc.dpuf

Families Fighting Flu
Families Fighting Flu (FFF) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the lives of children. Our organization includes families whose children have suffered serious medical complications or died from influenza, as well as other advocates and health care practitioners committed to flu prevention.

Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in pregnancy (GAIA)
GAIA is a 2 year project, coordinated by the Brighton Collaboration Foundation with core funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for consortium partners to concert activities. GAIA outputs will be developed in close interaction with a global network of volunteer experts to ensure global applicability and usefulness of the standards developed

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies.
Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide

March of Dimes
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Visit the March of Dimes website for more information about vaccinations and pregnancy, and your baby's vaccinations: 
> Vaccinations and pregnancy, Cuidado prenatal
> Your baby's vaccinations, La salud de su bebé

National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS)
The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) is dedicated to addressing and resolving adult and influenza immunization issues. The NAIIS consists of over 700 partners, representing more than 130 public and private organizations. Summit participants include a wide range of professionals from the healthcare industry, public health and private medical sectors, vaccine manufacturers and distributors, consumers, and others interested in stopping the transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases.

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States.

National Medical Association (NMA)
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. The NMA is a 501(c) (3) national professional and scientific organization representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
NACCHO’s members are the 2800 local health departments across the United States. NACCHO’s vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services.

National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) recommends ways to achieve optimal prevention of human infectious diseases through vaccine development, and provides direction to prevent adverse reactions to vaccines.
> click here to view NVAC's Report, Overcoming Barriers and Identifying Opportunities for Developing Maternal Immunizations

Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
The Society was established in 1977 to give Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians and scientists a place to share knowledge, research and clinical best practices in order to improve care for moms and babies. Maternal-Fetal physicians are obstetricians with additional training in the area of high-risk, complicated pregnancies.

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva.


The Vaccine Handbook App is a free App, available for Apple iPhones and iPads only, which contains the complete text of the 7th edition of The Vaccine Handbook (“The Purple Book”), by Dr. Gary Marshall, professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The App is fully searchable, with functionality that includes bookmarking, highlighting, user annotation, and links to important vaccination resources.

The Purple Book is a comprehensive source of vaccine information, drawing together vaccine science, guidance, and practice into a user-friendly resource for the private office, public health clinic, academic medical center, classroom, and hospital.

The free App may be found by searching the iTunes App Store for “The Vaccine Handbook App” or clicking on the following link:

Print copies of the 8th edition of the book can be ordered from Professional Communications Inc.: https://pcibooks.com/books/view/49 



Updated 5/29/19

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