Introduction or Statement of Problem Health care profession educators are challenged in their efforts to bring clinical experiences into the class room and to introduce students to community settings early in their didactic training. An immunization program directed at improving childhood immunization rates can introduce students to the community, to students of other disciplines and reinforce the knowledge and skills needed for immunization interventions. Successful interventions increase community demand for immunizations, improve access to services, and educate providers about immunization services and disease. Interventions serve to mold attitudes among health care professionals that foster commitment to universal immunization coverage and low disease rates. [See PDF for complete abstract]
community, clinical education, immunization
Recommended CitationCitation Information:Stephenson, Karen S. MS and Bigler, Teri MS, "Bringing the Community into the Classroom: Teaching Immunizations Skills via a Community-based Project" (2007).
DigitalCommons@The Texas Medical Center, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day Abstracts. Paper 28.