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WithinReach Goes National!

Next month, WithinReach will be hosting the 11th National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions, a premier opportunity to discuss, support, and advance immunization across the lifespan—right here, in Seattle.  WithinReach was awarded this prestigious opportunity, recognizing the quality of our immunization work and our longstanding dedication to coalition activities.  We look forward to welcoming guests to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for three days of learning and networking.

WithinReach staff is working hard to create a meaningful conference that advances knowledge on these topics: coalition development and management; communications, media, and social marketing; data, research, and evaluation; policy advocacy and fundraising; and immunization specific issues—all topics where WithinReach can both learn and lead.  Many of the sessions this year will focus on health communication and social media, topics that are relevant across sectors, but prove particularly important in the field of immunization.

In addition to a great line-up of presenters, we have a powerhouse group of plenary speakers that will draw attendees from across the country.  Luminaries including Bill Foege (who is largely responsible for the global eradication of smallpox), David Williams (health equity expert from Harvard), and our very own Dr. Ed Marcuse (pediatrician and vaccine hesitancy researcher) will be delivering plenary lectures.  These speakers are leaders in their respective fields who can both inspire and teach. Watch this message from our friend, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Seattle Mama Doc blogger about why you should attend the National Conference on Immunizations and Health Coalitions.

We are thrilled to be hosting this conference, which will demonstrate our national leadership in the field of immunization promotion and coalition development.  We strongly believe in collaboration; bringing together the best and the brightest from around the country ensures critical information and best practices are shared.

Most importantly, this conference is an integral part of creating healthy communities free of vaccine preventable disease—a core goal of WithinReach. Visit our website to register today. We hope to see you in May!

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Let WithinReach Be The Best Part Of Your Day

Join us next week at the Healthy Connections Luncheon for a compelling program featuring Master of Ceremonies,  Margaret Larson of KING 5’s “New Day Northwest,” Pediatrician and Seattle Mama Doc Wendy Sue Swanson, and Washington’s First Lady, Trudi Inslee.

Pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson is Executive Director of Digital Health at Seattle Children’s Hospital and writes the popular Seattle Mama Doc blog. In her blog, she helps parents decipher some of the current medical news as she juggles her life as pediatrician and mother.  She covers babies to teens, spanning issues like immunizations, social emotional health and parenting. In one of our favorite blog posts, she talks about a family tradition called BPOD, or ‘Best Part Of Day’.  In order to foster gratitude, each night at dinner her family (her husband and her two boys) share their BPOD. She describes it as a transformational experience for their family and something that her boys look forward to every night.

For us, the best part of our day often comes from time spent with friends, advocates and partners working on making stronger, healthier communities. At our luncheon next week, we look forward to hearing more insights from Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson and sharing our vision and work with you. We know it will be the best part of our day.

When:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Noon-1:15 p.m. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m.

Where:
Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101

You and your guests are invited to come and learn how WithinReach works to ensure the health and well-being of children and families in Washington through our services, outreach and advocacy. Register today!

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