Utah Immunization Coalitions
Statewide Immunization Coalitions
Utah Every Child by Two Immunization Coalition
The Utah Every Child by Two (ECBT) Immunization Coalition was formed in March 1993, to address the low immunization level among two-year-olds in Utah. The Coalition was originally chaired by Utah's First Lady, Jacalyn Leavitt and focused on implementing strategies to achieve 90% vaccination levels among two-year-old children in Utah. In 2004, Dr. William Cosgrove was named chair and the Coalition expanded its strategies to include adolescent immunization. The ECBT Immunization Coalition is comprised of representatives from the public and private sectors such as private businesses, public health agencies, physician associations, community and volunteer organizations, hospitals and managed care organizations and meets on an ad hoc basis.
Utah Adult Immunization Coalition
The Utah Adult Immunization Coalition was formed in 1999 to improve immunization rates in adults 18 years of age and older.The UAIC is comprised of representatives from the public and private sectors such as local and state health departments, Aging and Adult Services, University of Utah Healthcare, Utah Hospital Association, HealthInsight, and various pharmaceutical organizations.
Regional Immunization Coalitions
In conjunction with the ECBT Immunization Coalition, regional coalitions work at the grass roots level to address immunization issues. Their missions coincide with the statewide statewide ECBT Coalition's mission to implement strategies that increase immunization levels among children two years of age and under. Some coalitions include adolescent immunization activities. Activities focus on the specific regions represented in the Coalitions.
The Northern Utah Immunization Coalition (NUIC) was formed in 1993 to address the low immunization levels among two-year-olds in the northern counties of Weber, Morgan, and Davis. The Coalition's mission is to promote early childhood and adolescent immunizations and educate the community through effective action and leadership. Adult activities are also included. It is comprised of a chairperson and individuals representing county/city schools, pediatrician's offices, childcare centers, the Ogden Junior League, the PTA, the local health department and the local hospital.
Greater Salt Lake Immunization Coalition
The Greater Salt Lake Immunization Coalition (GSLIC) was organized at the end of 1994 by the Salt Lake Valley Health Department and the United Way in response to low childhood immunization levels in the county. The membership is comprised of individuals representing community and volunteer agencies, church organizations, a children's hospital, a managed care organization, pharmaceutical organizations, the Association for Utah Community Health Centers, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department and the Utah Immunization Program and many other community groups. GSLIC also incorporates adolescent activities.
Southwest Immunization Coalition for Children
The Southwest Immunization Coalition for Children (SWICC) is a regional coalition dedicated to protecting the health of children through immunizations in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington counties. Founded in January 2006, SWICC is a nonprofit partnership of state and local health departments, Washington County School District, Dixie State College, primary care providers and vaccine representatives. The Coalition was created to address the low immunization rates among two-year olds in Southwestern region of Utah.
TriCounty Immunization Coalition
The TriCounty Coalition was formed in April 2012 to further immunization efforts among the providers in Uintah, Daggett, and Duchesne Counties. The Coalition's mission is to improve immunization rates across all age groups in the three counties, and provide education to their communities about vaccine safety to decrease the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases. Coalition membership consists of public and private organizations who are dedicated to serving their communities.
Utah County Immunization Coalition
The goal of the Utah County Immunization Coalition is to implement programs that will decrease communicable diseases by increasing timely vaccinations among Utah County infants, children, adolescents and adults. Coalition was organized in 2006 and is comprised of public and private organizations dedicated to increasing the number of adequately immunized infants, children, adolescents and adults and addressing parental concerns in Utah County.