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15th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships

September 13-15, 2022 • Minneapolis MN

Updated COVID-19 Protocols

To attend, we require that people provide proof of full vaccination (i.e., having received a complete primary series at least 7 days before the meeting) by showing their vaccine card or a photo of their vaccine card. People who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical conditions may get an exemption. Please contact the conference administrators at to make arrangements.

Masking is required throughout the meeting.

The 15th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships (NCICP), formerly known as the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions, is the only conference solely dedicated to collaboration and partnership as a way to improve immunization uptake, educate our communities, and prevent the spread of disease. The conference is an engine to improve immunizations and public health issues by sharing successful strategies that strengthen the work our coalitions and partnerships do.

The 15th NCICP will focus on fostering equity, building partnerships, and promoting vaccine confidence. The conference will be built into three conference tracks:


During COVID-19, many coalitions received additional federal or state funds for vaccine activities and nearly every community saw new groups willing to help increase vaccine confidence and access. As we move out of the immediate pandemic, how can coalitions maintain their funding, expand their partnerships, and keep new partners at the table? NCICP is welcoming abstracts on these and other topics that will ensure the sustainability of immunization coalitions for years to come.

Community Engagement

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented level of research on which messages and messengers increase a person’s intent to vaccinate. Unfortunately, the politicization of the pandemic also lead to an increase in those who are staunchly opposed to vaccination. NCICP is welcoming abstracts that address vaccine hesitancy, confidence, and the wide spectrum of communication needs in between, with a particular interest in topics that address the effectiveness of trusted messengers and channels.

Policy & Advocacy

Vaccines have long enjoyed bipartisan, bicameral support. In recent years, however, universal political support for vaccines has declined, particularly among the states. The U.S. is at a critical juncture in which federal and state policy could make or break better access to, and confidence in, vaccinations. NCICP is welcoming abstracts on the policies and advocacy efforts necessary to ensure everyone in the U.S. has the ability to remain safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Radisson Blu Mall of America

2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425

The Venue

The Radisson Blu Mall of America is an elegant hotel offering direct access via skyway to the Mall of America. The Mall hosts 40 million visitors each year and spans 5.6 million square feet, including an amusement park, an aquarium, mini-golf, an escape room, 50 restaurants, and much more.

Radisson Blu MOA Accessibility Features:

  • Automatic door at the entrance
  • Elevator available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Large print menu available in the restaurant
  • Lower counter at reception area available
  • PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan) available and explained
  • Raised numbers and braille on elevator buttons
  • Step-free entrance
  • Wheelchair available to borrow

Take the free shuttle to commute to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), or hop on the nearby Metro light rail transit to explore the Twin Cities area.

Bringing a car? The hotel offers three parking options for guests:

  1. Self-parking in the South Ramp located directly underneath the hotel is $20.00 per day with “in and out” privileges if the attendee or overnight guest. Register with the Front Desk Agent.  Self-parking is based upon availability.
  2. Valet parking is based upon availability at the time of arrival at a rate of $30.00 for overnight or $15.00 for day/event-only (non-overnight).
  3. Complimentary self-parking is also available in the East and West Mall of America ramps.  If a registered Hotel guest is parking overnight in either of these lots, the guest will need to notify the Front Desk.

All parking pricing and availability are subject to change and the Hotel assumes no liability for any damage or loss to vehicles parked in any of these parking options.

The hotel is sold out for most nights of the conference.



7:00 AM Registration opens Lakes Foyer
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast Skybridge/ Lakes Ballroom
8:30 AM Welcome Into the Future with Dr. Peacock Lakes Ballroom Dr. Georgina Peacock the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Karen Ernst, MA, Director, Voices for Vaccines
Julie Murphy, MA, Director of Development,
9:00 AM Opening Plenary Preventing Burnout in Immunization Work Lakes Ballroom Panel Discussion
Serese Marotta, Director, Advocacy & Education, Vaccinate Your Family
Devin Burghart, Executive Director, Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights
Lynn Bahta, RN, MPH, CPH, Public Health Nurse, Department of MN
Michael Leiter, PhD, Honorary Professor of Organisational Psychology at Deakin University,
Melbourne, Australia
10:00 AM Coffee Break Skybridge
Sustainability Breakout Sustainability through funding and clinical billing Lakes A Tiffany Tate, Executive Director, Maryland Partnership for PreventionMaryland Partnership for
Prevention and Jennifer Tinney, Program Director, the Arizona Partnership for Immunization
Community Engagement
Increasing HPV and Hep B Vaccine Acceptance Lakes B Michaela Jackson,
Citseko Stapler‐Miller, Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Heather Brandt, PhD, Director, HPV Cancer Prevention Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Andrew Stubbs,
Policy & Advocacy
Reaching out to Conservative Policymakers Lakes C Annette Meeks, Founder and CEO, Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
Community Engagement Breakout How We Make a Difference in Hispanic & Rural Communities in Southern Idaho Lakes D Karen Sharpnack, Executive Director, Idaho Immunization Coalition
Kevin Cleveland, PharmD, ANP – Associate Professor at Idaho State University           College of Pharmacy Heather Gagliano, Operations and Education Director, Idaho Immunization Coalition
Erica DeWald, Chief Communication Officer, Vaccinate Your Family
12:30 PM Lunch Recognition
Lakes Ballroom Emcee
Patsy Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, President, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
1:30 Coffee Break Skybridge
Policy & Advocacy
Good Health WINs – Grassroots Engagement to Build Vaccine Confidence in Communities of Color Lakes A Synovia Moss, MPA, CEO/Managing Partner of Moss Consulting & Management Group, Inc.
Engagement Breakout
Using Data to Ensure Equity Lakes B Nathan Chomilo, MD, FAAP, Medical Director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare programs and General Pediatrician/Hospital Internist with Park Nicollet
Dawn Martin. MD. Medical Director of the HHS Vaccine Mobile
Policy &
Advocacy Breakout
Litigation and Non‐Legislative Policy Lakes C Dorit Reiss, PhD, Professor of Law, UC Hastings, San Francisco
Keeping Your Coalition Going Lakes D Catherine‐Flores‐Martin, Executive Director, California Immunization Program
3:00 PM Coffee Break Skybridge
3:30 PM Evening Plenary “A Shot in the Arm” Panel Discussion Lakes Ballroom Scott Hamilton Kennedy
7:00 AM Registration opens Lakes Foyer
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast Skybridge
8:00 AM Private Meeting Coalition Directors’ Meeting Lakes C
9:00 AM Opening Plenary How to Handle the Next Pandemic Lakes Ballroom Anne Schuchat, MD
Nancy Messonnier, MD, Dean of Gillings School of Global Public Health
10:00 AM Coffee Break Skybridge
Breakout Session A Coalition Capacity‐Building Journey as an Interactive
Learning Lab
Lakes B

Connie Satzler, Senior Operations Manager, Immunize Kansas Coalition

Emily Bailey, Communications Manager, Immunize Kansas Coalition

Elizabeth Faber, Coalition Director, Iowa Immunizes

Breakout Session Research and Polling as Effective Tools for Advocacy Lakes A Ali Hilton
Alexandra Bhatti, JD, MPH, Director, US Vaccine Policy, Merck & Co. Inc  Sarah Childers‐Strawbridge, MS,
Associate Director, US Public Policy and Government Relations at Merck
Breakout Session Trial and Error in Undoing Community-Wide Vaccine Misinformation Lakes C Blima Marcus, DNP, EMES Initiative
Breakout Session Pursuing Vaccine Equity in Partnership with Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities Lakes D Syreeta Wilkins, MA, Strategic Communications Specialist, National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants
Karen Ernst, MA, Director, Voices for Vaccines
Marie Maslowski, RN, MPH, Community Health Program Supervisor, Hennepin County Public Health
Noon Lunch on your
1:30 PM Afternoon Plenary Tiffany Dover and Other Misinformation Lakes Ballroom Brandy Zadrozny, American Investigative Journalist and Reporter for NBC News
3:00 PM Coffee Break Skybridge
3:30 PM
Sustainability Breakout Vaccine Sundays and Beyond: Engaging Hispanic and Latino Communities Lakes A Julissa Soto, RN Sarah Warniak Maria Rossi
Dr. Parisi
Community Engagement Breakout Increasing Vaccination by Engaging New Community Partners Lakes B Dorothy Evans ThaoMee Xiong Rodolfo Guitierrez Dr. James T Lee Samra Ashenafi Dr. Kristin Brown Dr. Rawaa
Nancy Albilol
Policy & Advocacy
All in for Good Health WINs: Building Impact through Partnerships Lakes C NPHC Council of Presidents Panel
Community Engagement
Storytelling: Increasing Confidence in Vaccination One
Tale at a Time
Lakes D Serese Marotta, Director, Advocacy & Education, Vaccinate Your Family
Tara Haelle, Journalist, Author, Public Speaker
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast Skybridge
9:00 AM
Sustainability Breakout Reducing Disparity and Bettering Delivery through Innovation Lakes A Sarah Warniak Jerusha Garcia
Julissa Soto, RN Kasii Hosack
Policy & Advocacy
Stories from Statehouses: Winning the Vaccine Policy Fight Lakes B Abby Bownas, Partner, NVG
Northe Saunders, Executive Director, SAFE Communities and Coalition Fund
Heather Braum, Health Policy Advisor, Kansas Action for Children
Patrick Glew, Program Manager: Communications and Policy, Hoosiers Vaccinate
Community Engagement Breakout New Messages and Innovation for Family Engagement Lakes C Lory Winland
Bel Kelly‐Russo, MS, Program Associate, Institute for Public Health Innovation
Andrea Pollkinghorn, MS, BC, President, Immunize South Dakota and Sanford Health
Katy Gore, Program Manager, Coalition & Education at The Immunization Partnership
Policy & Advocacy Breakout Authentic Engagement with Community-based Organizations Lakes D Erica DeWald, Chief Communication Officer, Vaccinate Your Family
10:30 am‐
11:00 am
Coffee Break Skybridge
Closing Plenary Lakes Ballroom Janice Mathis, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women


Sign-ups for these activities will be at the check-in desk at the conference. You can find the check-in desk in the Sky Bridge exhibitor area. Sign up by noon of the day of the event.

Celebration on the Mississippi

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