June 8, 2021 –
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be hosting a Community Based Organization (CBO) Vaccine Toolkit Discussion Group on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET.
This discussion group will feature an overview of the CBO Vaccine Toolkit. The toolkit was designed to help CBOs educate communities and promote vaccines as a prevention tool by sharing clear and accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines. There will also be an overview of new communication tools for adolescent vaccination.
Following the overview there will be an opportunity for discussion and community feedback.
Who should attend?
This discussion group is open to any interested person, but is likely most relevant to Tribal public health professionals, Tribal health departments, staff of Tribal organizations and those working at social service organizations, schools, or work with elders.
For questions, please contact Courtney Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***If you were previously registered to attend the CBO Vaccination Toolkit Discussion Group on Thursday, May 20, 2021 you have automatically be registered for the reschedule discussion group. You will not have to register again.
Stefanie A. Erskine, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Stefanie is a behavioral scientist who leads evaluation of social marketing campaigns in the Prevention Communication Branch within CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. She first came to CDC in 2002 as an ORISE Fellow with the Antibiotics Aware campaign (formally Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work). Subsequently, she worked for the National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) and was instrumental in establishing CDC-INFO. Stefanie was the Director of Evaluation at the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS), a nonprofit organization in Atlanta that aimed to increase ethnic and racial minority participation in the health professions. Throughout her career she’s been involved in a variety of projects including designing and implementing interventions, program evaluations, and conducting behavior change research with vulnerable populations. She has worked on the frontlines of numerous emergency responses including Ebola, Zika, and now COVID-19. She is in her third deployment to the ongoing COVID-19 response, where she leads stakeholder engagement for CDC’s Vaccine Task Force communications team.
Stefanie holds a BA in Sociology from Spelman College, a MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, was trained in evaluation at the Evaluation Center located at Western Michigan University, and is completing a DrPH at the University of Georgia. Most importantly, she’s a proud, hands-on mother to three daughters ranging in age from 10 to 23 years. She is a self-professed NPR and podcast addict who enjoys traveling, storytelling, music, art, design, and spending time with interesting people.