Amid new outbreaks of measles and whooping cough, Governor Brown recently signed SB 277, which will require all California students to be immunized before entering school. The campaign to pass this bill was one of the hardest-fought in recent times. We were honored to have the bill’s author, a working pediatrician, join us for a de-briefing of the campaign, along with two mom-organizers who played key roles in pushing back against misinformation that flooded the Internet and polarized parents. This exciting conversation was moderated by Lisa Aliferis, reporter and health editor at KQED News, as well as founding editor of KQED's "State of Health" blog, as we explored what worked and what's next for the campaign.
This event was part of the "Public Health Boots on the Ground Series" a Fall 2015 Advocacy and Action Series from the Advocacy Initiative at the Center for Public Health Practice at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health.
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