Immunize Nevada

Promoting Health and Preventing Disease

Reno, NV   |  http://www.immunizenevada.org/

Mission

Immunize Nevada is widely recognized as Nevada's trusted resource for immunizations and community health for all ages by fostering education and statewide collaboration. As Nevada’s only statewide non-profit organization dedicated to immunizations, Immunize Nevada saves lives by preventing disease and promoting health. We do this through our partnerships, community outreach programs, clinical education, and advocacy at the state and federal levels. With offices in Las Vegas and Reno, our programs serve Nevada's urban, rural, and frontier communities.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive DIrector

Heidi Parker, MA

Main address

PO Box 9090

Reno, NV 89507 USA

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Formerly known as

Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition

Nevada Immunization Coalition

Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition

EIN

46-2266350

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission ensures that people across Nevada can access vaccines, healthcare and other resources they need to stay healthy. Our work helps people live longer, healthier lives by protecting them through vaccination.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Protect and Immunize Nevada's Kids (PINK)

Protect and Immunize Nevada’s Kids (PINK) is a comprehensive portfolio of information provided free to all new parents and is tailored to meet the distinct needs of the northern and southern parts of the state. With a humble beginning in northern Nevada in 2005, PINK now makes its way to an estimated 34,000 new parents throughout Nevada’s birthing hospitals. The participation of every birthing hospital is critical to the success of the PINK project, ultimately helping to increase timely immunizations.

While a vital tool for promoting infant immunizations, PINK also includes information for parents on infant health and safety, and is designed to hold the child’s birth certificate, Nevada WebIZ record, and other key documents. More than 15 safety, health, and community organizations also partner with Immunize Nevada to provide key informational materials in the PINK portfolio, giving parents the necessary tools to make their job easier.

Population(s) Served

Recent studies show that elementary-age children are at the highest risk of serious flu complications, including death. Over the past several years, Immunize Nevada has worked with the Washoe County Health District, Renown Health, and University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences students to bring influenza vaccinations to local schools.

Through this evidence-based practice, we focus primarily on Title 1 elementary schools, providing no-cost vaccine to students and staff that may not otherwise be able to afford or access immunizations. Research on similar projects has shown that school-located vaccine clinics reduce student sick days and keep children in school.

Population(s) Served

The goal of Immunize Nevada’s Healthy Futures Project is to protect health and prevent disease by connecting Clark County School District (CCSD) students with vaccines and immunization resources – keeping them in the classroom, ready to learn.

Immunize Nevada seeks to raise immunization rates above the herd immunity threshold of 95 percent at designated Clark County public schools. The project model takes a two tier approach of education and access; educating school personnel, students and parents on the recommended vaccines and how to access them, and increasing access to vaccines by holding clinics at high-need schools.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Outcome #1: All Nevadans will be fully immunized in accordance with the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Outcome #2: Immunization providers in Nevada will apply best practices and adhere to current clinical guidelines in administering immunizations.
Outcome #3: All parents, families and adults will have accurate information on the safety, importance of and how to access immunizations.
Outcome #4: Immunize Nevada will collaborate with varied community and health partners to address immunization gaps identified in high need areas across the state.
Outcome #5: Immunize Nevada will strategically build a strong and sustainable financial and operational infrastructure to advance our mission.

Advocacy Goal: Support pro-vaccine local and state policies that increase vaccine uptake.
Education Goal: Deliver high-quality, accessible and affordable immunization education for healthcare professionals through the Nevada Immunization Learning Exchange (NILE).
Outreach Goal: Conduct health communication campaigns, online actions, and outreach activities on the importance of immunization and its accompanying preventive health benefits for all ages.
Partnership/Development Goal: Continue to grow our statewide coalition with diverse partners mobilized in support of immunization and strengthen our organizational and financial infrastructure.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Immunize Nevada

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rutu Ezhuthachan, MD

UnitedHealthcare

Term: 2015 - 2021

Bethany Sexton

Renown Health

Melissa Shake

Walgreens

Janie Root

Rachel Hunt

Sahara Las Vegas

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/14/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/14/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.