(June 2015) Register now for a webinar on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 1–2 p.m. (EDT), on "Vaccination and Vaccine-Preventable Childhood Diseases: Data and Trends."

Vaccines are one of the simplest, most cost-effective tools to improve public health. Vaccine-preventable diseases can lead to illness, disfigurement, disability, and death. Globally, immunization rates improved dramatically in the 1980s and 1990s, but progress has stalled in recent years. There has been a resurgence of some diseases once thought to be on the path to elimination. This webinar will explore trends in vaccination and vaccine-preventable childhood disease globally, in the United States, and in California; and the policy implications of these trends.

In this webinar, Beth Jarosz, research associate at the Population Reference Bureau, and Reshma Naik, senior policy analyst at the Population Reference Bureau, will present trends in vaccination coverage and vaccine-preventable childhood diseases for major world regions. Regan Foust, senior manager for Data and Research at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, will highlight trends for the U.S. and California and provide a brief demonstration of the kidsdata.org website.

Their discussion will be followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A.

This webinar is co-hosted by the Population Reference Bureau and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Joining the online webinar is free. Participants who choose to listen to the audio via telephone are responsible for their own standard long-distance rates. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View system requirements for attending the webinar.