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Disparities Health Campaigns and Promotional Materials

"The future health of the nation will be determined to a large extent by how effectively we work with communities to reduce and eliminate healthy disparities between non-minority and minority populations experiencing disproportionate burdens of disease, disability, and premature death."

~ Guiding Principle for Improving Minority Health
   CDC Office of Minority Health

The gap between immunization rates in minority and white populations has been narrowed, but there are still disparities among many racial, ethnic, and underserved populations. The data graph below shows immunization coverage among California’s children by race/ethnicity.

California Kindergarten Immunization Rates by Race

In 2007, the percent of kindergarten students at 24 months of age with the 4:3:1 vaccine series was 76.6+4.2% among white children, 75.0+2.4% among Hispanic children, 72.0+8.4% among African American children, and 81.8+6.5% among Asian children. The Kindergarten Retrospective Survey is one of the only sources of information on subpopulations of African American and Asian children and data suggest a serious and persistent disparity in immunization coverage among African American children. Over the past 5 years, African American children have been significantly lower than White, Hispanic, and Asian children. Kindergarten Retrospective Survey Data Graph

Pediatric Educational Materials

Grandma, Am I Up to Date?
A color poster with a photo of a boy infant and information for adults to use to make sure their child is immunized.

Childhood Immunization Checklist Brochure l Español (Spanish)
A color brochure with information about vaccines required for children. Includes photos of parents with their children.

Adult Health Educational Materials

Anyone Can Get Hepatitis B Sign
A color sign featuring young adults, that promotes Hepatitis B vaccination.

Anyone Can Get Hepatitis B Brochure
A color brochure featuring young adults, that promotes Hepatitis B vaccination.

Somebody Needs a Flu Shot Poster
A color document featuring a mature adult woman that promotes shots for older adults.  

Latina 50+ Flu Campaign Sign
A color poster in Spanish featuring a Hispanic family, that promotes flu shots for mature adullts.

California Department of Public Health Multi-Language Materials

Stop Disease Sign
A color sign in English, Spanish and Asian languages.

Childhood Immunization Checklist Brochure  l Español (Spanish)
A color brochure with information about vaccines required for children. Includes photos of parents with their children.

Babies Need Their Baby Shots on Time
A color flyer in Laotian, Hmong, and Cambodian with information about vaccines required for babies.

Parent’s Love Card
A color postcard with a list of the vaccines required for babies. Español (Spanish) l Vietnam l Russian l Punjab l Lao l Korean l Hmong l Chinese l Cambodian

Links to Other Disparities Resources:

Multicultural Health
Office of Multicultural Health
CDC Office of Minority Health
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
 Health Power For Minorities

African American Health
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Black Infant Health Program
National Black Nurses Association
National Medical Association

Latino Health
Latino Issues Forum
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
United States-Mexico Border Health Commission

Asian/Pacific Islander Health
Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum
Asian Liver Center
 Hmong Women’s Heritage
National Asian Women’s Health Organization

Native American Health
California Indian Health
Indian Health Program
California Rural Indian Health Board

 
 
Last modified on: 11/5/2008 11:42 PM