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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

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Bradford Community Immunization Access: Bridging the Gap

 In 2016-2017, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students began the important work of assessing the feasibility of a Vaccine Access Network for the Bradford Community.  The analysis of last year’s data revealed that, while the project has support from the community to move forward, the voices of mid-level providers, viewed as key stakeholders, were largely omitted from the initial efforts.  In addition, project leaders have recognized that a more comprehensive assessment of current community resources was needed. 

The 2017 ATP students, in partnership with the Mckean County Collaborative Board, incorporated input from mid-level providers and other key stakeholders, cataloged current resources, developed strategies for the creation of a community Vaccine Access Network, and developed strategies for community and provider education to enhance identified assets and reduce identified barriers to immunization within the Bradford, PA community.  Feedback and assistance was sought from the full board to assist with moving the project forward during formal student presentations at the MCCB Annual Meeting.

2017 ATP Proposal




Contact Information:

Dr. Tammy Haley 
Director of Nursing and Radiological Science 
Associate Professor, Nursing 
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 
(814) 362-7640


Dr. Lisa Fiorentino 
Director, Center for Rural Health Practice 
Associate Professor, Nursing 
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 
(814) 362-7640



Previous Conference Participation:
2016     2015     2014     2013     2012     2011     2010

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