Effectiveness of a community coalition for improving child vaccination rates in New York City

Am J Public Health. 2008 Nov;98(11):1959-62. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.121046. Epub 2008 Sep 17.

Abstract

We used a retrospective, matching, birth cohort design to evaluate a comprehensive, coalition-led childhood immunization program of outreach, education, and reminders in a Latino, urban community. After we controlled for Latino ethnicity and Medicaid, we found that children enrolled in the program were 53% more likely to be up-to-date (adjusted odds ratio = 1.53; 95% confidence interval = 1.33, 1.75) and to receive timely immunizations than were children in the control group (t = 3.91). The coalition-led, community-based immunization program was effective in improving on-time childhood immunization coverage.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Child Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cohort Studies
  • Community-Institutional Relations*
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Hispanic Americans / education*
  • Humans
  • Immunization / statistics & numerical data*
  • Immunization Programs / organization & administration*
  • Immunization Programs / statistics & numerical data
  • Infant
  • Medicaid*
  • New York City
  • Program Evaluation
  • Registries
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Social Responsibility
  • United States
  • Urban Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Urban Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Viral Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Viral Vaccines / classification

Substances

  • Viral Vaccines