Adolescent Immunization QI Project Offers MC-FP Part IV Credit


*RESPONSE NEEDED BY October 15th*

Improving HPV Immunization Coverage in Indiana Practices

The Child Health Improvement Partnership Indiana (CHIP IN for Quality) is excited to offer practices in our state the opportunity to take part in a national adolescent immunization initiative, “National Immunization Partnership with the APA” (NIPA). This multi-state quality improvement (QI) research project, which is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a collaboration between the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) and the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and is led by our colleagues at the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP). Indiana is among the states to enroll in the fifth cohort of NIPA and engage in this project to improve HPV immunization coverage rates in primary care settings.

Benefits of project participation (scheduled to commence November 2018 and conclude August 2019):

  • Pediatricians: 25 credits toward Maintenance of Certification (MOC), Part 4 from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • Family Medicine: MC-FP credit for 1 Part IV module or 20 Part IV points, from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
  • Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Assistants, Nurses: Up to 20 Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits
  • Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH): Participation in this project can count towards outreach for immunizations and if applicable towards a health disparities assessment credit for 2017 PCMH. In addition, this could count towards quality improvement for a clinical quality measure and disparities in care credits.
  • Receive assistance in assessing your system for HPV vaccine delivery, recognizing barriers, and selecting evidence-based strategies to test with PDSA cycles as well as monthly feedback reports tracking progress
  • Increase knowledge and build skills on topics such as delivering a strong provider recommendation for HPV vaccine, reducing Missed Opportunities for vaccination and adolescent-friendly office systems
  • Help raise the 2016, series completion rate of 49.5% (girls) and 37.5% (boys), to meet the Healthy People 2020 goal of 80% while increasing the potential to prevent HPV-related cancers

Please click here for more information, including requirements for participation and how to enroll. We hope that you will consider joining us for this exciting project.

If you are interested in participating, enroll online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NIPA_5_Enrollment or for more information or questions please contact Jennifer Le at Jennifer.a.le@med.uvm.edu , or you may also contact your CHIP IN for Quality lead for this project, Mary Delaney at mwdelane@iu.edu.

Thank you!

Again, a response is needed by October 15th!