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SCHOOL-BASED FLU CLINICS, A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP JOINT PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2014 Trina Teacutter, RN, BSN Columbia/Boone County Department.

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1 SCHOOL-BASED FLU CLINICS, A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP JOINT PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2014 Trina Teacutter, RN, BSN Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services

2 HISTORY Funding:Federal governmentFederal and state government Coordinated by:ConsultantNursing supervisor Vaccinated:Elementary, middle and high school students (public and private) Elementary school students (public and private) # of Temp Nurses Hired/# of Clinics: 30 / 5214 / 37 # of Students Vaccinated: 7,276 (30% vaccination rate) 4,703 (39% vaccination rate)

3 HISTORY Funding:Local philanthropic foundation Local philanthropic organizations and local hospital Coordinated by:Nursing supervisor Vaccinated:Elementary school students (public and private) Elementary and middle school students (public and private) # of Temp Nurses Hired: 12 / 378 / 45 # of Students Vaccinated: 4,638 (37% vaccination rate) 6,373 (38% vaccination rate)

4 HISTORY Funding:Local philanthropic organization and local hospital Coordinated by:Nursing supervisor Vaccinated:Elementary and middle school students (public and private) Elementary, middle and high school students (public and private) # of Temp Nurses Hired: 9 / 509 / 58 # of Students Vaccinated: 7,561 (41% vaccination rate) Pending

5 HISTORY

6 CURRENT FUNDING PARTNERS  David B. Lichtenstein Foundation: Established in Charitable contributions in St. Louis and Columbia.  MU Children’s Hospital: Central Missouri’s largest and most comprehensive health care facility dedicated to caring for children.

7 PAST FUNDING PARTNERS  Boone Electric Community Trust: More than $2.7 million given back to the community since establishment in  Boonslick Kiwanis Club of Columbia: Organized in 1966, this service organization is “dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.”

8 OTHER PARTNERS  Public Schools  Private Schools  Local Providers  Media  Parents  Staff

9 CHALLENGES  Logistics  Timing  Allergic and other reactions  Health concerns  Unable to vaccinate some children at school  Significant time commitment during an already busy season

10 SUCCESSES  Gained trust of schools and parents  Program expansion and growth  Local physicians praise program for reduced office visits  Increased community partnership  More children protected against influenza  Reduced absenteeism  Also vaccinate children (18 and under) free in our clinic

11 TRINA TEACUTTER, RN, BSN Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services Nursing Supervisor


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