• The Persistence of Pockets of Need in Metropolitan Areas—The Englewood Neighborhood in Chicago

Jorge Rosenthal, epidemiologist, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Julie Morita, medical director, Department of Public Health, Chicago

• A Tale of Two Cities: The Status of Immunization Infrastructure in Chicago and Detroit

John Wilhelm, commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

Melinda Dixon, medical director, Detroit Health Department

• A Congressional Perspective

Representative Danny Davis (D, 7thdistrict, Illinois)




1:30 PM

Integrating Immunizations in Private Health Care Services

(William Kissick, moderator)

• Improving Immunization Coverage Rates for Adults— Can We Do Better?

William Schaffner, professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University

• Achieving Public Health Goals Within Health Plan Services—Examples of Collaboration in Financing, Data Collection, and Quality Measures

Jim Bridges, medical director, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Southeast Michigan

Carol Wilhoit, medical director for quality improvement, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois


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