Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sometimes it does take a village

…Ever get the impression that the government is full of snooty time-servers who can never get anything accomplished?

…Good news from Harlem. Yes, you read that correctly.

…African-American kids from Harlem and Washington Heights have officially caught up with other US children—in fact, surpassed them—in getting immunizations.

…Over two years, vaccination rates leapt by a third.

…All it took was 23 community organizations working together.

…Parents were educated at every turn, reminded, followed up.

…The program, Right Start, used proven best practices to get kids the 14 shots and immunizations they needed over at least six doctor visits.

…For more info, call Elaine Ault at (202) 408-9804.

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