Irene M. Hodge, BS, MA|
Public Health Educator
Allegheny County Health Department
Division of Infectious Diseases
Once upon a time someone with great vision decided that the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and the people of Allegheny County would benefit from the formation of a coalition that would focus on immunization promotion. This task didn’t just happen overnight. There was much work to be done and Irene Hodge was a driving force in turning this vision into a reality. Along with other community professionals, Irene helped lay the ground work that paved the way for the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition (ACIC). She knows all about sweat, determination, and hard work. From day one she has worked tirelessly to help the coalition grow and succeed. Leadership and creativity are among her many talents and she never hesitates to share those with the membership or future leaders she mentors. From the coalition’s inception, she has served continuously in a leadership role as an advisor to the executive committee and also as coalition secretary for several years. The coalition is now recognized by health care professionals, community service members, and the general public as a trusted source for immunization information across the lifespan. Without the dedication of members like Irene, this may not have come to fruition. More...