Director of Outreach Initiatives
Jennifer Zavolinsky, MHS, CHES is the Director of Outreach Initiatives at Vaccinate Your Family (VYF). Since joining our staff in 2003, Jennifer has been a leader in the field of immunization, collaborating with public health partners throughout the country to educate the public, healthcare providers, WIC staff, and policymakers about the safety of vaccines and the need for timely immunizations for people of all ages.
To help achieve Vaccinate Your Family’s mission, Jennifer presents and exhibits at state and national conferences; creates and distributes online and print educational resources for a variety of audiences; led the development and continuously maintains the accuracy of the organization’s new website; assists in the management of VYF’s social media pages and blog; plans and co-hosts meetings and webinars; aids in planning Congressional Briefings to educate legislators; and helps to develop and implement large vaccination education campaigns for the public and healthcare providers including the Vaccinate Your Family program, the Vaccinate Your Baby program and the Immunize On Time, Every Time program.
Jennifer’s commitment to vaccinations and public health is evident from her present and prior work in this field. Prior to joining our staff, 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 (NAIIS) 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).