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IQIP: Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers

 

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​

Check out resources available on Shared Clinical Decision-Making Recommendations for Immunizations

ACIP Shared Clinical Decision-Making Recommendations https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/acip-scdm-faqs.html
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Webinar on Shared Clinical Decision-Making for Immunization Recommendations https://www.nfid.org/about-nfid/continuing-medical-education/webinars/


Continuing Education Opportunities

 

CME Training: Championing for HPV Cancer Prevention in Your Practice 

Improve clinician knowledge about current recommendations for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine use and present to best practices in discussing benefits of HPV vaccination with parents of age-appropriate boys and girls.

Take Training

Learn to identify the components of an effective HPV vaccine recommendation, including differentiating between participatory and resumptive recommendation.

Healthcare providers are the key to increasing vaccination rates.  Visit HPV Cancer Free AK for information on ways to help improve health outcomes.

https://hpvcancerfreeak.org/for-providers/

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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