Immunization: Dr Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) delivered today an interesting presentation at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington about the main goals for immunization and infectious diseases.
Main emphasis going into the future is to create an environment where vaccination is the easier choice. Other major issues are the need to build a better health infrastructure and to reduce health disparities in USA. Greater emphasis will be placed on global health.
Dr Howard also shares his views on:
- Healthy People 2020
- Affordable Care Act
- Prevention Public Health fund
- Vaccine tracking Systems
- Vaccine Barcoding
- Reducing and eliminating health disparities in the USA
Check back here in a couple of days for the presentation. Excellent presentation Howard!