Each year our general members and policy committee strategize to develop board-approved policy priorities and positions. In September 2018, CCIC convened a multi-disciplinary stakeholder group to discuss policy concepts intended to increase childhood immunization rates and/or strengthen the immunization infrastructure in Colorado. Of the 20 proactive policy concepts discussed, four concepts rose to the top after small group discussions.
Our 2019-2020 policy priorities reflect the CCIC Policy Committee’s discussion and prioritization of the key issues that emerged from the stakeholder convening:
- Enhanced funding for school nurses to increase their capacity to perform staff education, immunization status documentation, reporting and follow-up activities
- Support for CIIS infrastructure enhancements to optimize the user experience for school nurses and child care nurse consultants
- Strengthening the current non-medical exemption process, including both personal and religious exemptions, via a variety of process requirements
- Funding opportunities to gather stakeholder input regarding child care employee and school-based educator immunization policies, including proof of immunization for flu and pertussis and annual reporting of immunization rates
Become a CCIC member to help set and guide our policy priorities and stay informed through our monthly Shot by Shot newsletter, email action alerts, and policy resources. To become a member of the CCIC Policy Committee and help guide our work in the 2019 legislative session, contact Stephanie Wasserman.