Policy/Advocacy


Five Ways to #BeLikeBen and Stand Up For Public Health

Last month marked the 310th birthday of Dr. Benjamin Franklin.  While Dr. Franklin is well-known for his historic role as a founding father and diplomat, he was also an...


A Tribute to Senator Dale Bumpers; Staunch Advocate for Public Health

By Amy Pisani, Executive Director of Every Child By Two   Dale Bumpers passed away on New Year’s Day, 2016.  He will be remembered by many as a staunch...


Is it Common for Doctors to Dismiss Patients Who Refuse Vaccines?

A new study published in Pediatrics examines the characteristics of doctors who dismiss families for refusing vaccines for their children. While almost all of the 534 pediatricians and family physicians...


Take Action to Demand Federal Funding of Immunization Programs

Right now, we need the voice of constituents to help support our nation’s immunization infrastructure. Every Child By Two, as one of the founding members of the 317 Coalition,...


Afraid of an Allergic Reaction to Vaccines? Chances are One in a Million

It’s a fairly common concern.  What are the chances that I will have an allergic reaction to a vaccine?  And if so, how dangerous could it be?  What about...



Fact Checking GOP Candidates on the Subject of Vaccines

The day after any GOP Presidential Debate there is guaranteed to be a lot of conversation over false claims made by presidential hopefuls.  Today is no different.   By now,...


Be a Vaccine Superhero: Spare Yourself and Others From Disease

Written by Every Child By Two intern, Linn H. As students of public health, through our courses and fieldwork, we often have the opportunity to travel the globe and...


White House Administration Video-Response to Opponents of Mandatory Vaccine Laws

Opponents of state-legislated school immunization requirements drafted a “We The People” petition in February, reaching the required number of signatures to trigger an official response from the Administration.  The...


ACIP Passes “Permissive” Recommendation for MenB Vaccine for Young Adults

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend MenB vaccine earlier today in order to protect young adults from the deadly “b” strain of meningitis.  The...