Western Connecticut Home Care Site of State Immunization Action Plan Exceeds Goals
Irene Litwak, Immunization Action Plan (IAP) Program Coordinator and Kathie Rocco, Outreach Coordinator for the Western Connecticut Home Care site of IAP, were recently recognized by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health for their achievement in exceeding the Department of Public Health (DPH) goals for the State Immunization Program.
The IAP consists of 11 sites contracted by the state DPH, one of which is Western Connecticut Home Care (WCHC) which serves the Greater Danbury area. IAP’s purpose is to raise immunization rates of pre-school children in areas most at risk for under-immunization. The goals of the IAP contractors are to:
- Achieve an immunization rate at or above 85%
- The ability to find at least 90% of at-risk children referred to them and bring them back into care.
Irene and Kathie have exceeded the DPH goals by 3% and have improved both rates from the previous year.
About Western Connecticut Health Network
Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s premiere, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:
Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women’s health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive and joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.
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