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  • 28 Feb 2020 7:29 AM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    The Meningitis B Action Project is conducting a brief survey of healthcare providers to assess how the Meningitis B vaccine is being discussed and used in clinical practice. Please help us get our survey out by sharing it with any doctors and nurses you may know.

    Please share this 2 min, multiple choice, anonymous survey with any pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses who are currently working with adolescents. We are looking for providers who ARE and ARE NOT routinely vaccinating against Meningitis B. 


    They can take the survey here: 

    Survey closes on March 9, 2020. 


    A recent study found that many providers are not discussing the Meningitis B vaccine with their young patients. Our survey will help us understand why to help inform critical MenB education and policy efforts.

    Click below to share the survey directly via Facebook, Twitter or email! That's it. 5 seconds and done!

    Have 5 seconds?
    Click share, tweet or forward below, and you are done! 

    About the Meningitis B Action Project 

    The Meningitis B Action Project is a joint initiative by two mothers who each lost their young, healthy daughters too soon to a now vaccine-preventable disease, Meningitis B. In 2014, to educate the public about meningococcal disease and MenB vaccination, Patti and Alicia established their own foundations, The Kimberly Coffey Foundation and The Emily Stillman Foundation, named after their daughters. In 2017, both mothers joined forces under the Meningitis B Action Project to make sure other parents don’t needlessly suffer their same fate.

    The project aims to arm young adults and their parents with information to proactively talk to their healthcare provider about MenB and the MenB vaccine; encourage school and college administrators, as well as the medical community, to inform students and patients about MenB and the MenB vaccine; and to engage policymakers to ensure broader access to the MenB vaccine.

  • 26 Dec 2019 1:51 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)




  • 18 Dec 2019 1:09 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    Greetings Members,

    The Board reviewed and revised the draft Bylaws during our December 16, 2019 meeting.

    Please read the new draft for the Bylaws as the membership will be asked to vote on the revisions at the January 2020 meeting.


    Happy Holidays!

    Catherine Sharbaugh

    ATD Board Member at Large

  • 04 May 2019 10:14 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    For more information on the MACHNA College Health Conference at Princeton University, June 4-7, 2019 Contact:

    or check out the website

  • 26 Mar 2019 11:35 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    CDC is having a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call/Webinar entitled, Guidance for Using Intravenous Artesunate for Treating Severe Malaria in the United States. It will take place Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 2:00pm-3:00pm (Eastern Time).

    More information here:

    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.


    Malaya Fletcher, MPH

    Global Migration & Monitoring Coordinator

    Acute Communicable Disease Program

    Philadelphia Department of Public Health


    Phone: 215.685.6727

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