Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
For Minority Physicians
Take advantage of CDC's children's vaccine program
With August observed as National Immunization Awareness Month, a federal program that provides free vaccines to eligible children can help physicians ensure that children are protected from getting dangerous childhood diseases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vaccines for Children program provides free vaccines to children without health insurance coverage. That includes those who are enrolled in Medicaid, American Indians and Alaskan natives, and those whose health insurance does not cover vaccines and go to federally qualified health clinics or rural health centers.
The AMA Minority Affairs Section strongly encourages physicians, parents and teachers to proactively be involved with promoting proper immunization to protect children from contracting dangerous childhood diseases.
Attend this year's AHRQ Annual Conference
Registration for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) 2012 Annual Conference is now open. The conference will be held Sept. 9–11 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md.
The theme of this year's conference is "Moving ahead: Leveraging knowledge and action to improve health care quality." The AMA Minority Affairs Section encourages physicians to attend this annual conference.