Immunize Nevada

David Perez
Title: Equity and Community Director
Phone Number: (775) 624-7117

Program Description: Prevention is our mission. Day after day, year after year, we work to protect Nevadans from diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. We began in 1995 as a group of citizens concerned about Nevada’s immunization rates being the lowest in the country; we are now a statewide 501c3 nonprofit coalition of individual, business and organization partners working together to impact Nevada’s communities by connecting the public with information and resources to solve an immediate health need — getting vaccinated. MISSION Immunize Nevada is widely recognized as Nevada’s trusted resource for immunizations and community health for all ages by fostering education and statewide collaboration. VISION Our vision is to foster healthy communities across Nevada protected from vaccine-preventable disease. As Nevada’s only statewide nonprofit dedicated to immunizations, Immunize Nevada saves lives by preventing disease and promoting health. We accomplish this through increasing the vaccination rates of Nevada’s children, teens, adults, and seniors; ensuring adequate public health resources; training healthcare professionals; and expanding health collaborations. We help keep Nevadans healthy and educated by:

– Serving as a trusted resource

– Supporting healthcare professionals through continuing education opportunities, conferences, office tools, and incentives

– Collaborating with regional, state, and national partners to develop community-based projects and programs

– Providing outreach and access to vaccines and health resources

– Advocating for pro-immunization policies

Services Offered: Immunize Nevada serves as a coalition of individuals, businesses, and organization partners that work together to impact Nevada’s communities through immunization outreach, education, and advocacy. Immunize Nevada works with partners to bridge access gaps to vaccines and provide equitable and valuable resources to encourage vaccination uptake. This may include setting up pop-up vaccine clinics with vaccinating partners in areas that are most vulnerable, and creating and disseminating resources in various languages to appeal to various audiences. Immunize Nevada also focuses on education and communication about vaccine-related topics to encourage vaccination uptake, while focusing on specific messaging, languages, and understandability for equitable outreach. Immunize Nevada serves as the hub of education and resources for vaccine providers to provide the most up-to-date information about vaccines, and ensure providers are encouraging vaccine uptake in the community. Lastly, Immunize Nevada advocates for pro-immunization policies that help to protect the greater Nevadan communities.

Target Populations: Children, School Aged-Children, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors, LGBTQ+, Disabled, African American Populations, Hispanic/Latinx Populations, Asian Populations, Pacific Islander Populations, Native American Populations, Low Income, Immigrants, Refugees, Undocumented, Other, We serve all groups as requested and try to accommodate all requests, pending funding availability

Research/Focal Areas: Communicable Diseases, Other, Immunizations