Every Child By Two

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Every Child By Two- Carter/Bumpers Champions for Immunization (ECBT) is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among families. Over the past two decades, ECBT has conducted a myriad of activities aimed at reaching its goals of increasing awareness of the need for timely immunizations, increasing the public’s understanding of the safety of vaccines, and ensuring that all families have access to life-saving vaccines. Every Child By Two was founded in 1991 by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers as a response to the U.S. measles epidemic, which hospitalized over 11,000 and killed more than 120 people, many of them young children. Carter and Bumpers have been working on immunizations since their husbands were governors in the early 70s and have been credited with the passage of laws mandating school-age vaccination requirements in every state during the Carter Administration. From 1991-1999, ECBT’s cofounders traveled the entire nation to alert governors and their spouses, elected officials and concerned community leaders about the immunization challenges within their communities. This resulted in the establishment of immunization coalitions in nearly every state, which continue to thrive today. ECBT continues to work with partners at the grassroots and state level to recommend best practices and develop successful initiatives. Websites: www.VaccinateYourBaby.org and www.ecbt.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/vaccinateyourbaby Blog: www.shotofprevention.com Twitter: @EveryChildBy2 and @ShotofPrev

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