Immunizations: All You Need to Know for All Ages
This activity is part of an education series that focuses on clinically relevant topics germane to care coordination and disease management in an effort to reduce (re)admissions and educate health care providers on how best to empower their patients.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare Community & State.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in immunizations.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain how immunizations protect against infection
- State the recommended immunization schedule by age
- Identify resources to find specifics for each immunization
- Identify individuals that need immunizations as well as how to catch-up on missed immunizations
- Explain “The Cocoon Strategy”
- List concerns expressed about vaccines
- Understand the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Neil Levy, DO, MBA, FACOP, FAAP, ABAM
Medical Director, Community Plans of Texas
Dr. Levy graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in 1967, received his degree as an osteopathic physician from the Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1971, and completed his Master of Business Administration in healthcare with honors at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas in 2001. He is board certified in pediatrics and addiction medicine and is a Fellow of both the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Levy worked in private pediatric practice for 38 years with the exception of a three-year appointment as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He was the Associate Medical Director for the Cook Children’s Health Plan in Fort Worth, Texas, and then became a medical director for Aetna Better Health, Texas. He left Aetna to practice telemedicine with First Stop Health and later transitioned to a medical director position with Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC-BCBS). In May 2019, Dr. Levy become the medical director for the Texas STAR Kids program at UnitedHealthcare.
Dr. Levy volunteers with the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association Physician Health and Rehabilitation Committee, which monitors impaired osteopathic physicians under medical board restrictions in Texas. His has served as the Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and as Co-chair of an American Academy of Pediatrics’ Future of Pediatrics Conference. He has lectured at many national, state and local medical conferences and has also taught on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder for Shire Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
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Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statement
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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