ments, the coverage of immunization benefits within private health plans, and the delivery and quality of health care services, especially within disadvantaged communities.
The IOM workshop discussions are designed to achieve the following goals:
foster awareness of the conclusions and recommendations of Calling the Shots;
strengthen interactions among public and private sector health officials to build consensus about immunization infrastructure initiatives, measurement approaches, and financing plans; and
identify unresolved public health and health finance issues and concerns at the regional, state, and local levels that require further attention from public and private policymakers.
This report summarizes the discussions of the first dissemination workshop held in Chicago, Illinois, in June 2001. The workshop, held on the campus of the School of Public Health of the University of Illinois at Chicago, focused particular attention on concerns in the states of Illinois and Michigan and the cities of Chicago and Detroit. Participants included members and staff of the IOM planning committee, consultants and other contributors to Calling the Shots, state and local health officials from Illinois and Michigan, representatives of health plans and health care providers serving the Illinois and Michigan areas, faculty from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, community leaders, and staff from CDC and other federal agencies. (See Appendixes for the workshop agenda, list of participants, and websites that pertain to the IOM report and the workshop discussions.)