The workshop steering committee and staff would like to acknowledge assistance from several individuals and organizations. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) obtained initial funding for this project from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional funds were provided by the National Immunization Program (NIP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many members of the NIP staff provided assistance. Walter Orenstein, NIP Director, and Paul Stehr-Green, project officer for the workshop, were particularly helpful. The project also benefited from funds made available through the IOM's Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The National Vaccine Program Office played an important role in encouraging IOM to undertake this project; Anthony Robbins and James Hanson, in particular, provided valuable guidance. Critical to the success of the workshop was the active and thoughtful participation of 26 speakers and some 40 other attendees, who are listed in the rosters at the beginning of the report. Other individuals who did not attend the workshop also provided assistance: Roger Barkin, Rose Medical Center, Denver; Virginia Burggraf, American Nurses Association; Linda Talbot, Every Child By Two; and Herbert Young, American Academy of Family Physicians.
The workshop was conducted in cooperation with the Board on Children and Families (Deborah Phillips, Director), which operates through both the National Research Council and the IOM. Reviewers from the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the Board on Children and Families contributed constructive comments. Michael Hayes provided helpful editorial assistance. Several IOM staff members made valuable contributions to planning and