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IQIP: Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers

 
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The health care providers participating in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program have the quality improvement program, IQIP, implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To improve performance, quality improvement programs analyze processes and use systematic approaches. The following QI processes include the steps:

  • State the problem and desired result

  • Use data to understand the problem

  • Identify improvement strategies

  • Implement strategies and refine as necessary


 

The Purpose of IQIP: To promote and support provider-level implementation of quality improvement strategies.


​​​The strategies are designed to increase vaccine uptake among child and adolescent patients in adherence to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendations. 

​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​


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 IQIP 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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