This research project will assess the extent to which medical schools prepare students to address the immunization disparities experienced by vulnerable populations in primary care settings. It will employ multiple methods to assess current medical school educational practice, identify evidence-based best practices, develop and recommend curricular modifications, and disseminate information to the broader medical education profession through presentations, policy briefs, peer reviewed journals, and social media.
Immunization Disparities Annotated Bibliography
Addressing Immunization Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations
Immunizations, medical education, and vulnerable populations
Persons Experiencing Homelessness
Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Homeless Adults With Mental Illness in Toronto
High prevalence of latent tuberculosis and bloodborne virus infection in a homeless population
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ)
Human papillomavirus and vaccine-related perceptions among men who have sex with men: a systematic review
LGBT health and vaccinations Findings from a community health survey of Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Migrant Farm Workers
Access to and Disparities in Care among Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFWs) at U.S. Health Centers
The delayed immunization of children of migrant farm workers in South Carolina.
Source: Addressing Immunization Disparities among Vulnerable Populations