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Global Immunization Initiatives: Implementing Lifelong Learning to Address Mass Vaccination
This session will examine the application of the concepts of the Health Belief Model (HBM) which is one of the first and still most commonly used frameworks or theories of health behavior. There has been successful application of the HBM in health and wellness programs, including immunization and chronic diseases management. As such, the application of HBM will be illustrated in a flu awareness campaign that targeted Lebanese University students. Examples of improving immunization rates and addressing patient perceptions in an ambulatory care setting in the U.S. will also be discussed.
Additionally, this session will discuss the application of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) model to train pharmacists with the knowledge and skills in emergency preparedness and response, including mass vaccination.
1. Examine successful health initiatives using the HBM. (AK)
2. Describe two vaccination campaigns and programs in different populations to address vaccine hesitancy and improve vaccinate rates for flu and COVID-19 vaccines. (NM and SS)
3. Apply the Continuing professional development (CPD) model for pharmacists and student pharmacists to have structured approach for preparing health promotion programs, including COVID-19 mass vaccination.
- Naoko Arakawa, Assistant Professor in International Pharmacy, University of Nottingham - UK
- Abby Kahaleh, Tenured Associate Professor for Clinical and Administrative Sciences; Board of Trustees Faculty, Roosevelt University - USA
- Nisreen Mourad, Clinical Associate Professor, Lebanese International University - Lebanon
- See-Won Seo, Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - USA
- Hoai-An Truong, Professor and Director of Public Health, University of Maryland Eastern Shore - USA