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Immunization Quality Improvement: AFIX

AFIX is a quality improvement strategy used to raise immunization coverage levels, reduce missed opportunities, and improve standards of practices at the provider level.

AFIX stands for Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and exchange

​​​American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Health Initiative on Immunizations: Links to CDC Provider Resources, August is National Immunization Awareness Month to highlight the importance of vaccination, Interactive Immunization Infographic to see each state’s rates and immunity

See the AAP Website​

2018 AFIX Participants

Thanks to the following providers for participating in AFIX in 2018:

​​ALASKA CENTER FOR PEDIATRICS, ALASKA FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES LLC, ALASKA ISLAND COMMUNITY SRVCS TLCD, ALL SEASONS FAMILY HEALTH CARE, ANNETTE ISLAND SERVICE UNIT, CAMAI COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, CAPSTONE FAMILY MEDICINE EAGLE RIVER, CAPSTONE FAMILY MEDICINE WASILLA, CENTRAL PENINSULA FAMILY PRACTICE, COHO FAMILY MEDICINE, COPPER RIVER NATIVE ASSOCIATION, CORDOVA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER, CROSS ROAD MEDICAL CENTER, DEEDE MARCUS MD, FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER DELTA JCT., Flores, Kathryn A  FNP, FRONTIER FAMILY MEDICINE, GLACIER FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC, GLACIER PEDIATRICS, GUSTAVUS COMMUNITY CLINIC, HOMER MEDICAL CLINIC, HOMER SVT TRIBAL HEALTH CENTER, ILANKA HEALTH CENTER, ILIULIUK FAMILY AND HEALTH SERVICES, INDEPENDENCE PARK MEDICAL SERVICES, INTERIOR ALASKA MEDICAL CLINIC, INTERIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER FB, MAT-SU COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, MAT-SU HEALTH SERVICES, MAT-SU MIDWIFERY, MOA DHHS GENERAL CLINIC, MOUNTAINSIDE FAMILY HEALTHCARE, MY HEALTH CLINIC, PALMER FAMILY MEDICINE, PCHS Medical Center, PEACEHEALTH MEDICAL GROUP PEDIATRIC, PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES, PROVIDENCE FAMILY MEDICINE CENTER, PTARMIGAN PEDIATRICS LLC, SCHC TALKEETNA, SOA HOMER PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER, SOA KODIAK PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER, TANANA VALLEY CLINIC


AFIX Process

Continuing Education Opportunities

Raise Your Rates! Free 1 Credit CME to Master Your HPV Vaccine Recommendation

What are the nation’s experts saying to their patients about HPV vaccination? Three providers—a pediatrician, an OB-GYN, and a head and neck surgeon—outline the importance of vaccinating 11- and 12-year-olds against HPV cancers in a newly released e-learning module.

“Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage” is a 40-minute e-learning module
for pediatric and primary care provider teams, created by members of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. This module provides information, guidance, and
tools for quality improvement efforts to increase HPV vaccination by improving providers’ ability to: 

  • Describe the importance of the HPV vaccine

  • Implement the “same way, same day” approach to HPV vaccination for 11- and 12-year-olds

  • Answer parents’ questions accurately and succinctly

  • Introduce new practice tools to support HPV vaccination in the pediatric
    health care setting

RNs/NPs, physicians, physician’s assistants, and pharmacists can earn a free hour/credit by viewing the CME module here. Non-credit seeking audiences can view the video here.  You can also access the Partner Promotion Package which includes social media messages, a flyer, a powerpoint slide, and an infocard at: http://bit.ly/HPV_CMEPromoPack. Thanks for helping disseminate this broadly within your networks!​

Many CDC courses offer CE including CME, CNE, CPE, CHES, CEU, AAVSB/RACE, CPH, and P.A.C.E ®. The majority of CDC’s accredited courses can be located through the systems listed. To learn more about the types of CE available, check out the website. https://www.cdc.gov/learning/continuing-education/index.html​

Resources:

To learn more about Alaska's AFIX process, please contact the Immunization Helpline:
Phone: 269-8088 (Anchorage)
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-430-4321
Email: immune@alaska.gov

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