- Disney princesses — A series of images showing the Disney princesses addressing reproductive health were released in January for Cervical Health Awareness Month. Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, gets an HPV vaccine, Mulan visits the gynecologist for cervical cancer screening, Belle picks up emergency contraception, Cinderella gets STD testing, and Jasmine and Aladdin discuss family planning with the doctor. See the images and read the Forbes article by Tara Haelle (see below Tedx Talk article) to find out more about the project.
- Think about the Link campaign —The Prevent Cancer Foundation has released a new infographic discussing the link between viruses and cancer. In addition to the infographic, the campaign website has resources related to breast health, the “Check your Mate” campaign, conferences, community grants and other resources.
Standing orders workshops — limited opportunities remain
Do you use standing orders in your practice? Have you ever thought about starting to do so? With standing orders, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and medical assistants can check if a patient needs any recommended vaccines and administer them using a pre-approved standing order from a doctor.
Standing orders are particularly useful for providers treating adults, and that is why the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has been holding Standing Orders Workshops throughout the country. The free, four-hour events include presentations about the legal, medical and administrative aspects of using standing orders and include a year of follow-up support for attendees. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The last workshops will be held in June on the East Coast. Find out more or sign up today.
Vaccine-related TedxOslo Talk
Tara Haelle, a science journalist and blogger who has been reporting about vaccines professionally for Forbes and reviewing vaccine safety as a parent, recently presented a Tedx Talk in Oslo about why parents fear vaccines. In addition to discussing vaccines from a historical perspective, she discusses how humans assess risk and what it means for vaccine communication.