Other Resources

ATHNA (American Travel Health Nursing Association):

The American Travel Health Nurses Association (ATHNA) is the only professional organization solely committed to the advancement of travel health nursing in North America. Incorporated in 2004, ATHNA supports the professional development and education of Travel Health Nurses (THNs) in the United States and Canada. The mission of the American Travel Health Nurses Association is to promote excellence in travel health nursing practice, education, and research in North America.  ATHNA has great travel health resources including Standing Orders for travel consultations and travel immunizations. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter.

The ATHNA website is www.athna.org

Vaccine information:

The links below take you to the CDC/ACIP vaccine recommendations, and to information on Ixiaro (JE vaccine):

18CDC ACIP Gen. Imm. Recs. 2011

18JE-Vaccine-Fischer

18JE cklist for traveler’s

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

The link below will take you to the CDPHE travel health and immunization information:

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-DCEED/CBON/1251609961083

YELLOW FEVER COURSE (a MUST for Travel Health Providers)

The link here will take you to the CDC Yellow Fever Vaccine Course titled “Yellow Fever Vaccine: Information for Health Care Professionals Advising Travelers”. Continuing education credits available upon completion:  http://www.cdc.gov/travel-training

COLORADO CHAPTER OF THE IDSA

The Colorado Chapter of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (CoIDSA) is an association for professionals in the field of infectious diseases. Membership includes infectious disease physicians, basic science and clinical researchers, mid-level providers, epidemiologists, infection control practitioners, and public health specialists. Our professional association hopes to facilitate education on “hot topics” in infectious disease through our annual conference and encourage networking and communication among our membership.

Goals

The goals of the Colorado IDSA are to:

  1. Identify, integrate and facilitate communication in the ID community in Colorado
  2. Provide a local venue for an annual educational meeting for ID practitioners
  3. Provide local expertise to each other, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, legislators, and others
  4. Establish an independent, self-sustaining and governing body for shared issues

For more information about Colorado IDSA, please see http://coloradoidsociety.com/about/ or contact the Executive Director at this email: coidsa@gmail.com