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Parent and Teacher Awareness
Program For PTAs

Parent Teacher Awareness

Tools to help parents and local PTAs implement meningococcal disease education initiatives in their schools and communities. Materials include a PTA resource kit containing a series of template documents for PTAs to tailor and use to generate awareness within their community including students, parents, school officials and local media.

Introduction Letter
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Resource Guide
Materials in the Parent Teacher Awareness Program are designed to provide PTA organizations with sample communications materials and suggested strategies for generating awareness about meningococcal meningitis and prevention approaches to the disease.
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The program offers suggestions on how to effectively use the materials in your school district to reach key audiences – parents, school administration/officials (e.g., principals, superintendents, school nurses) and the community at large.

Additionally, the program includes a separate Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Clinic Resource Guide on conducting vaccine clinics, should your school/district be interested in helping to provide the community an avenue in which to be immunized.

Sample School Administration Letter
The sample school administration letter can be sent by the PTA, along with information on meningococcal disease, to encourage the school administration/Board of Education to help in your efforts to educate parents about the risk of meningococcal meningitis and benefits of immunization.
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Sample Parent/Student Letter
The sample parent/student letter can be sent along with information on meningococcal disease and immunization. This information can be mailed from the PTA or school/district administration to parents in the late summer or early fall, in time for physicals.
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Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet and Informational Flyer
These materials provide information about meningococcal disease, the risk among adolescents and young adults and immunization in an easy-to-read format. The documents, which summarize how the disease is transmitted, its symptoms, incidence and prevention approaches, can be distributed to a variety of audiences including parents, school officials and media or posted on bulletin boards throughout the school and in the school nurses’ office.
Click Here for a Sample Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet PDF
Click Here for a Sample Meningococcal Disease Informational Flyer

Meningococcal Disease Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document
The FAQ document provides background information about meningococcal disease, immunization and health official vaccination recommendations. This document can be a resource for the PTA in answering questions from parents or school officials about meningococcal disease or distributed to a variety of audiences, including parents and students, school officials and media.
Click Here for a Sample Meningococcal Disease Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document

Sample Press Release
Media can play an important role in notifying parents, students and local health professionals/organizations about meningococcal disease.  The sample press release can be tailored to include information about meningococcal disease and immunization, while positioning PTA as a community leader and providing contact information for the NMA, as a resource for additional disease information.
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Online Evaluation Form & Fax Back Evaluation Form
The National Meningitis Association (NMA) continually evaluates the success and usefulness of its educational programs. Please help us continue this effort by completing the below form online or fill out by hand and return via fax to 1-877-703-6096.
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