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Over the years, Families Fighting Flu has partnered with many different organizations on educational initiatives aimed at raising awareness about the seriousness of flu and the importance of annual flu vaccination for the entire family. Below are some of our ongoing partnerships.

Keep Flu out of School is a five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases – Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (NFID). This school-based program is designed to raise awareness about the burden of influenza (flu) and the benefits of annual vaccination, and aims to ultimately increase flu vaccination coverage rates among children in elementary schools, grades K – 5. NASN, FFF, and NFID work to promote, strengthen, and enhance flu prevention efforts among elementary school students, their parents, and teachers.

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Do You Know the Flu? is an educational collaboration with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and HealthyWomen that aims to arm and educate healthcare professionals with flu-related resources. A strong recommendation for annual flu vaccination is vital to improving vaccination rates. NAPNAP, HealthyWomen, and Families Fighting Flu have joined forces to produce a comprehensive e-toolkit that can be used by healthcare professionals to increase flu vaccination rates.

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Given the severity of the cold and flu season, FFF has partnered with Clorox to educate people about flu, and prevent the spread of illness through healthy habits such as surface disinfection. Our partnership encourages flu prevention practices and aims to help protect local communities during widespread flu activity.

Families Fighting Flu has joined forces with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to raise awareness about the seriousness of flu and the importance of annual flu vaccination through the use of the award-winning documentary Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children. The film tells the inspiring story of Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman, a vaccine scientist whose work is credited with saving eight million lives every year. In 1957, Dr. Hilleman was the first person to successfully predict the coming pandemic flu when he saw media reports describing an illness spreading throughout Hong Kong. In anticipation of the arrival of influenza in the U.S. when children returned to school in the fall, Dr. Hilleman prepared a vaccine that likely saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

An eight-minute segment of the film focusing on influenza was specifically created to elevate Families Fighting Flu’s awareness efforts.

Families Fighting Flu has partnered with Sickweather, the developer of the world’s first real-time map of illness, to provide people with another tool to fight the flu, beyond just annual vaccination. Sickweather is a free app that works like a Doppler radar for sickness. It allows the user to search maps and forecasts for a variety of illnesses, including flu. Users can also share and receive alerts in real-time with others in the community safely and anonymously. Sickweather works by analyzing millions of reports from social media, as well as reports made directly to Sickweather and Sickweather's partners, like a Waze app for sickness.  These reports are then filtered in real-time and qualified by comparisons to millions of other data points from other clinical sources. The app is available to download at the App Store for use on Apple devices, or on Google Play for use on Android devices.

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Page last reviewed: July 2020. 

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