Jennifer Zavolinsky, MHS, CHES
Jennifer Zavolinsky, MHS, CHES is the Director of Outreach Initiatives for Every Child By Two - Carter/Bumpers Champions for Immunization (ECBT). Since joining Every Child By Two in the fall of 2003, Jennifer has spent much of her time working in collaboration with immunization stakeholders throughout the U.S. to educate the public, healthcare providers, the media and policy makers about the safety of vaccines and the need for timely immunizations. To meet these goals, she has presented and exhibited at national and state conferences; created and distributed educational materials to healthcare providers, WIC staff and participants, and the public; planned and co-hosted meetings and webinars for immunization providers and WIC staff; aided in planning and hosting Congressional Briefings; and assisted in the development and implementation of public education initiatives including ECBT’s Vaccinate Your Family program, the Vaccinate Your Baby program and the Immunize On Time, Every Time program. Within these public education campaigns and other initiatives, Jennifer uses various channels to communicate immunization messages including the ECBT and Vaccinate Your Family websites, the Vaccinate Your Family Facebook page, ECBT Newsletters, billboard campaigns, and print and TV public service announcements (PSAs). Jennifer’s work with ECBT also allowed her to positively influence global vaccination through the organization’s partnership with the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
Jennifer’s commitment to vaccinations and public health is evident from her present and prior work in this field. Previous to her position at Every Child By Two, Jennifer served as the Senior Program Manager of the Immunization Initiative at the American Association of Health Plans (currently known as America’s Health Insurance Plans). While there, she focused her efforts on helping health plans increase their immunization rates for their members of all ages – children, adolescent and adults. Jennifer also serves on several committees and coalitions aimed at improving health through immunizations including the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit and several Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) work groups.
Jennifer obtained her Masters of Health Science (MHS) degree from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD and her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology from American University in Washington, DC. She also maintains her status as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).