Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation Recognize White with Childhood Immunization Champion Award
Dr. Robin White from Reno, Nevada has been named CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for her outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunization in northern Nevada. White is recognized as a superb pediatrician who strongly advocates for immunizations and a leader in her field. At the University of Nevada, Reno she teaches medical, nurse practitioner, and physician’s assistant students. One at a time, her lectures are preparing the next generation of immunization champions.
Each year during National Infant Immunization Week, CDC and the CDC Foundation honor health professionals and community leaders from around the country with the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion awards. These awards acknowledge the outstanding efforts of those individuals who strive to ensure that children in their communities are fully immunized against 14 preventable diseases before the age of two.
“The tremendous success of CDC’s immunization programs to protect the nation’s children from vaccine-preventable diseases is a direct result of the efforts of childhood immunization champions,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We cannot overstate the value of the dedication our Champions have shown, which ultimately protects our children, schools, and communities from serious diseases.”
CDC Childhood Immunization Champions were selected from a pool of health professionals, coalition members, community advocates, and other immunization leaders. State Immunization Programs coordinated the nomination process and submitted nominees to CDC. One winner was selected in each of the participating states and the District of Columbia. “Dr. White’s passion and knowledge is helping pave the way for the next generation of immunization champions, and the time she invests in patient education has garnered her respect from parents, office staff, and her colleagues,” said Heidi Parker, Executive Director of Immunize Nevada. Immunize Nevada honored Dr. White and her achievements at their annual awards and fundraiser in last week.
For profiles of other CDC Childhood Immunization Champion award winners, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/champions.
About Immunize Nevada
Immunize Nevada is widely recognized as Nevada’s trusted resource for immunizations and community health for all ages by fostering education and statewide collaboration. Immunize Nevada’s vision is healthy communities across Nevada protected from vaccine-preventable disease. For more information, visit ImmunizeNevada.org.
About National Infant Immunization Week
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. Each year, during NIIW, communities across the U.S. celebrate the CDC Childhood Immunization Champions. These award recipients are being recognized for the important contributions they have made to public health through their work in childhood immunization.