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Immunization Disparity Resources

Print Materials & Websites 

Adolescent Immunization Materials - available in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish

CDC's Pre-teen Vaccine Campaign 

CDC Pertussis Materials

Immunization Disparities Webpage (IAC) 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)  covers pneumococcal, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, shingles, hepatitis A and B, and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. 

The National Immunization Survey (NIS) is a list-assisted random-digit-dialing telephone survey followed by a mailed survey to children's immunization providers that began data collection in April 1994 to monitor childhood immunization coverage for children 19-35 months of age. 

CDC also measures immunization coverage levels for adolescents 13-17 years of age.  The annual  NIS-Teen survey assesses coverage for routinely recommended adolescent vaccines including: tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, meningococcal, and human papillomavirus (HPV) as well as coverage for childhood vaccines including: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B. 

Minority Population Profiles


The  Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS)   is a statewide telephone survey of Michigan residents, aged 18 years and older and is the only source of state-specific, population-based estimates of the prevalence of various behaviors, medical conditions, and preventive health care practices among Michigan adults.  

The  Michigan Critical Health Indicators   report describes Michigan's health and well-being and establishes a method for monitoring improvement.  The report is organized by 17 specific health topics, and their 42 related measures or indicators.  These indicators directly or indirectly measure the health and health behaviors of Michigan residents.  The report examines each indicator, providing 10 years of data when available. 

Monthly Influenza Posters - Spanish

Adolescent Immunization Posters - Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish

The Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section (HDRMHS) focuses on assuring health equity and eliminating health disparities among Michigan's populations of color. This section is responsible for the annual report requirement of House Bill 4455-PA 653 documenting MDHHS progress in eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.

Local Health Department and Regional Data 

Region-specific and local health department-specific prevalence rates of health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and chronic conditions are computed using a five year combined Michigan BRFS dataset that maximizes the available sample size. Estimates are reported for geographic subgroups with a sample size of at least 50 respondents.  

The Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trends (SMART) project uses the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to analyze the data of selected metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (MMSAs) with 500 or more respondents. BRFSS data can be used to identify emerging health problems, establish and track health objectives, and develop and evaluate public health policies and programs.