Elise Glaum

Online Communications Associate, United Nations Foundation


Elise Glaum joined the UN Foundation in September 2011 as an Online Communications Associate for the Shot@Life campaign. Prior to UNF, she worked for The Cadmus Group, Inc. where she developed communication plans, social media strategies and email marketing campaigns for community-based public health programs to support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Environments Division. Born and raised in the DC Metro Area, Elise attended Virginia Tech and graduated with a BA degree in Communication and minors in English and Marketing. A major health nut, Elise is passionate about public health and aspires to create communications campaigns that get heard around the world in order to support break-through change in healthcare. She enjoys running ½ marathons, watching Hokie football, and traveling.

Blog Posts by Elise Glaum

Summer Blog Carnival Finalists Announced
Real Simple just announced the finalists for the blog carnival. Read their favorite posts and comment below to let us know who you think deserves to be featured on Real Simple!
July 30, 2012

Summer Blog Carnival: Words of Wisdom
The journey towards a healthier world is not going to be accomplished by one person taking one giant step, but will be achieved by many people, working together and taking one step at a time until we reach our goal. Today’s Summer Blog Carnival post features Shot@Life supporters who are dedicated to taking these baby steps to create a healthier world for us all. They are in it to win it, no matter what comes our way, so together we will cross the finish line. Here are their words of wisdom…
July 27, 2012

Summer Blog Carnival: Standing Up for Childhood
Every 20 seconds a child dies of a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. This is staggering; it isn’t right; and, it doesn’t have to be the case. By expanding access to vaccines, we can prevent 1.5 million child deaths each year. You can be a part of this change by standing up for childhood with Shot@Life. Today’s Shot@Life blog carnival posts are all about standing up for what’s right. Let’s stand up for childhood together..
July 26, 2012

Summer Blog Carnival: Life's Greatest Childhood Milestones
This summer, Shot@Life got a shot at one of life’s greatest milestones, making best friends. We traveled across the country to educate Americans about the importance of increasing access to global vaccines and we made a lot of new friends along the way. Today’s Shot@Life blog carnival post features the 25 childhood milestones that our new friends want to make sure every child gets a shot at...
July 25, 2012

Summer Blog Carnival: Champions of Global Vaccines
This year, the Shot@Life team has been traveling across the country to educate Americans about the importance of global vaccines. We’ve met a lot of bloggers along the way, bloggers who are passionate about children, global health, advocating for a cause, and storytelling for social good. We asked these bloggers to join us at a summer blog carnival and celebrate childhood with us. One lucky blogger will be chosen to have their blog post featured on Real Simple’s blog, Simply Stated, next Tuesday, July 31. Today’s Shot@Life blog carnival post features bloggers who, after meeting us this past year, now self-identify as champions for global vaccines...
July 24, 2012

Happy 4th of July!
Happy 4th of July from the Shot@Life Team! Every child deserves a shot at summer fun and ice cream with friends! What is your favorite part of the 4th of July celebration? What summer milestones do you want to make sure children around the world get a shot at?
July 4, 2012

A quarter century of milestones
Today, I’m turning 25-years-old. It’s a milestone birthday. Not just because I’ve now been living on this earth for a quarter century, collecting 25 years worth of milestones, but also because I am now the same age my mother was when she gave birth to me...
June 28, 2012

We have a winner!
We have a winner! Amanda Peet, Actor, Mother, and Every Child by Two Vaccine Ambassador to the Shot@Life Campaign chose the winning photo for the “Here’s to More…” Shot@Life photo contest on BabyCenter.
May 10, 2012

Shot@Life Blog Carnival: Social Good
This week, the first ever World Immunization Week, was a week of social good. Over 40 bloggers submitted blog posts to the Shot@Life blog carnival to help educate their readers about the importance of increasing access to life-saving vaccines to save the lives of children around the world! We are so lucky to have change agents like you helping us give every child the shot at life that they deserve. And, we are so lucky that each of you took the time to add "write a blog about Shot@Life" to your to-do lists this week. Our last day of blogs focuses on just that, using your voice to make the world a better place.
April 27, 2012

Shot@Life Blog Carnival: 90+ Events
90 champions around the country are hosting Shot@Life parties and events. Tracey Clark is hosting a “Bring Your Own Mug” coffee klatch to draw attention to the fact that the cost of a week’s worth of coffee could protect a child against four deadly diseases. Portia Mount is hosting “Parents’ Night Out” to tell her friends about this issue and encourage them to take action. And, we are in Atlanta, Georgia, at our national launch with speakers like Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes. Read day 4 of the Shot@Life blog carnival to learn more about the events happening across the country!
April 26, 2012

Shot@Life Blog Carnival: Global Vaccines
Every 20 seconds a child does of a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. What is the solution? Increasing access to global vaccines. The 3rd day of the Shot@Life blog carnival focuses on the solution: global vaccines.
April 25, 2012

Shot@Life Blog Carnival: Advocates of Global Vaccines
There are many ways to show your support for the children who benefit from Shot@Life. One significant step you can take is to let our elected officials know why you care and ask them to continue to invest in global immunization programs. That’s why advocacy is a big part of the Shot@Life campaign – because it is important that the US government continues to prioritize childhood vaccination within its global health and development work, to ensure that life-saving vaccines reach the children who need them the most. The Shot@Life supporters below have used their time and their voice to advocate to decision makers about the importance of global vaccines, and to bring the Shot@Life movement to Capitol Hill.
April 24, 2012

Every child deserves a shot at a healthy life
1 in 5 children lack access to the vaccines they need to survive. Because of this, every 20 seconds a child dies of a disease that can be prevented by a vaccine -- that’s 1.5 million children each year! Those children never get a shot at being a messy eater or catching their first fish. Here in the U.S., we're lucky to have access to the life-saving vaccines that some moms walk 15 miles to reach for their children. Here are some of the Shot@Life team's favorite milestones that we hope every child gets a chance to reach...
April 24, 2012

Shot@Life Blog Carnival: Champions of Global Vaccines
Our champions represent our strongest supporters across the nation—individuals who are dedicating their voice, time, and support to stand up for childhood in developing countries. Every child deserves a shot at a healthy life, and Shot@Life’s champions are taking simple, yet impactful steps toward reducing the mortality rate of children under five by 2015. Meet our champions by reading some of their most recent blog posts as we gear up for the official launch of the Shot@Life campaign this Thursday!
April 23, 2012

Green Spotting!
This week, Shot@Life will be painting cities green! We are taking over 19 cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, DC, Seattle, and more. Shot@Life will be championing global vaccines through billboards, bus signs and digital boards across America...
April 22, 2012

Some moms walk 15 miles. We're asking for 15 minutes.
Some moms walk 15 miles to reach life-saving vaccines for their children. We’re asking you to spend 15 minutes or less each day during World Immunization Week to help spread the word about the importance of global vaccines to give every child a shot at a healthy life...
April 19, 2012

Your Silly Shot Could Give a Child a Shot@Life
Hey moms and dads – check out the “Here’s to More!” Shot@Life contest on the BabyCenter Community! We want more messy eaters, more temper-tantrums, and more sibling rivalry! What do you want MORE of? Help us come up with the 4th t-shirt in the Shot@Life series. Submit a photo and a caption of a moment that you want to make sure moms everywhere can experience with their little ones.
April 17, 2012

Vaccination Week in the Americas Goes Global
On April 2012, a decade of trailblazing efforts by all the countries and territories of the Americas will make a public health dream come true as the first World Immunization Week is launched. Such a towering endeavor will provide a crowning significance to the celebration of the 10th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA).
April 2, 2012

You're Invited!
It’s time to get informed and get engaged. Together let’s give every child a shot @ dancing, running, singing, painting, reading, climbing, exploring life! Join us for a Twitter chat this Wednesday, March 14th at 9pm EST. Hashtag: #shotatlife.
March 13, 2012

Vote for Shot@Life: Top 10 Advocacy and Awareness Campaigns
Good news! Shot@Life has been nominated for Women Deliver 50. Women Deliver spotlights the TOP 50 INSPIRING IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS THAT ARE MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS...
February 27, 2012

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