Director of Public Health Education and Communication
Jennifer Zavolinsky, MHS, CHES is the Director of Public Health Education and Communication at Vaccinate Your Family (VYF). Since joining Vaccinate Your Family (formerly Every Child By Two) in 2003, Jennifer has been a leader in the field of immunization, collaborating with public health partners throughout the country to educate families, healthcare providers, WIC staff and participants, 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 is the lead of VYF’s science-based content on the Vaccinate Your Family website, Shot of Prevention blog and social media pages; presents and exhibits at state and national conferences; develops and leads in the promotion of educational resources for a variety of audiences; organizes and moderates in-person and virtual meetings and webinars; assists in the organization of Congressional Briefings and development of resources for legislators on Capitol Hill; and aids in the design and implementation of vaccination education campaigns for the public and healthcare providers, such as the Vaccinate Your Baby program and the multi-state Immunize On Time, Every Time program.
Jennifer’s long-term commitment to vaccinations and public health is evident from her present and prior work in this field. Previous to joining Vaccinate Your Family, 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 vaccinations 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).