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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​

2017 AFIX Participants

Thanks to the following providers for participating in AFIX in 2017:

Adventures in Pediatrics; Alaska Family Care Associates; Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center; Annette Island Service Unit; Arctic Slope Samuel Simmonds; Arctic Slope North Slope Borough Public Health; Benteh Nuutah Primary Care Center; Capstone Family Medicine; Central Peninsula Family Practice & Pediatrics; Central Peninsula Family Practice; Chugachmiut North Star Health Clinic; Deede & Smalling; Glacier Family Medicine; Ilanka Health Center; Iliuliuk Family and Health Services; Independence Park Medical Services; KANA Alutiiq Enwia; Kodiak Community Health Center; Latouche Pediatrics; Mat-Su Community Pediatrics; Mat-Su Midwifery; Palmer Family Medicine; Peninsula Community Health Services; Providence Family Medicine Center; Rainforest Pediatrics; SEARHC Alicia Roberts Medical Center; SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center; Dr. Sheridan; Mat-Su Public Health Center; Homer Public Health Center;  Nome Public Health Center; Solstice Family Care; Chief Andrew Isaac; Tanana Valley Clinic; Upstream Family Medicine; Valdez Medical Clinic; Wild Iris Family Medicine & Maternity Care; YKHC Health Corporation​

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: 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.​


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