Promoting science to protect California from preventable diseases

About Us

The Coalition provides networking and partnership opportunities for you and your organization and offers access to greater expertise by calling on a wide range of organizations and individuals. The Coalition has the ability to leverage resources and can advocate for change at the state, regional and local levels.

CIC is dedicated to assisting local and statewide communities fight the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and their effects by raising immunization levels across the lifespan. Governed by a Board of Directors, CIC’s efforts are guided by a strategic plan updated annually and carried out through volunteer committees and work groups.

Our Mission
The California Immunization Coalition is a public-private partnership dedicated to achieving and maintaining full immunization protection for all Californians to promote health and prevent serious illness.

How does the Coalition operate?
The California Immunization Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to achieving and maintaining full immunization protection for all Californians to prevent disease, disability and death. CIC, as a broadly-based statewide organization, brings coordination, collaboration, technical resources and cross-disciplinary communication to this important health issue.

CIC operates with a Board of Directors and Board Committee structure supported by the CIC staff. The 15 member Board and staff meet monthly via conference call and are guided in their activities and annual work plan by a strategic plan.

CIC is staffed by a full time Director who provides leadership, program coordination and administrative support to the California Immunization Coalition.

Who are the Board Members and Officers?
A listing of CIC Board Members and Officers and Advisory Council members can be found on our website under About CIC.

Where is the main office located?
The California Immunization Coalition office is located in Sacramento at 1331 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA 95833, 916.414.9015.

How is the California Immunization Coalition funded?
The California Immunization Coalition is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is funded through private and public grants.

What are the California Immunization Coalition’s priority areas and projects?

  • Improving immunization rates (coverage) for Californians of all ages and achieving Healthy People goals relating to immunization rates across the lifespan.
  • Offering leadership in policy development and advocacy with an emphasis on promoting community based advocacy through support of local coalitions.
    • Supporting local coalitions.
    • Providing educational activities/opportunities for health care professionals, community stakeholders and the public.
    • Promoting use of immunization registries.
    • Reducing health disparities and improving access to vaccines by addressing barriers that prevent or limit access to immunizations.

How can I get involved in committee or work groups?
Contact any of our Board members, Advisory Council members, or CIC Director, Catherine Flores Martin to learn about participating on a committee or work group.

Standing Committees are: Advocacy, Communication, Education, Emerging Issues, Registry and Health Disparities. Committee descriptions and Chairs are listed on the CIC website under About CIC.

When is the next statewide CIC Summit?
We hold our annual summit each Spring, alternating between Northern California and Southern California. Watch for announcements and details in the Vaccine Booster, via e-mail, and on Facebook and  Twitter.

Are there membership fees?
California Immunization Coalition is not a membership organization and there are no membership fees. Anyone who has an interest in protecting Californians from vaccine-preventable diseases is invited to join the Coalition.

How can I support the work of the Coalition?
Become a member today by sending your contact information to Catherine Flores Martin at