ACOG Increasing Immunization Rates through Obstetrician-Gynecologist Partnerships

Project Description

The Increasing Immunization Rates through Obstetrician-Gynecologist Partnerships project is a four-year, CDC-funded cooperative agreement aimed at reducing barriers and improving adult immunizations in pregnant and non-pregnant populations. As an immunization champion in this demonstration project, you are helping ACOG create and improve resources that will benefit other ob-gyns as they improve their immunization programs and establish a culture of immunization.

This project will be implemented in two phases. In the demonstration phase (first three years of the project), ACOG will work with you as the immunization champion in your practice to implement key strategies to improve your immunization program, including: making a strong recommendation for needed immunizations, improving assessment and documentation of patient immunizations, and improving linkages to outside providers (e.g., pharmacies, health clinics) to make referrals for immunizations the practice does not stock. ACOG will provide targeted resources, training, and coaching, as well as incentives for accomplishing project milestones. ACOG will sponsor a Learning Lab and other networking opportunities for you to share successes, challenges, and ideas with each other.

In the dissemination phase (fourth year of the project), ACOG will disseminate tools and resources for achieving immunization “best practices” to all ACOG members, other health care providers, and other stakeholders. These resources will be compiled based feedback from you in the demonstration phase and further tested and refined through focus groups, questionnaires, District meetings presentations, and expert input, etc.

Expectations of our Immunization Champions

As participants in this project, champions are expected to:

  • Complete the annual practice survey.
  • Complete the chart review at baseline (Year 1) and end of project (Year 3).
  • Ensure that the practice register with the state immunization registry and use the registry to report vaccines administered in the office.
  • Attend the annual Learning Lab in Washington, DC.
  • Participate in quarterly update calls with ACOG program staff.
  • Share information about the project with practice staff and partners.
  • Participate in two peer to peer trainings per year. Trainings can be logged here.
  • Make at least two posts to the Discussion Board

 

Calendar of Events

  • On-going Participate in quarterly check-in calls
  • April 2018 Final Practice Survey and Final Chart Review to be completed by each Champion
  • June 22, 2018 Immunization Learning Lab, Washington, DC

Click here for additional upcoming events.

Immunization Resources for Champions and Practice Staff

Below are some resources you may find helpful as you discuss ways to improve your immunization program with your practice partners and staff. If you are a looking for a resource that you don’t see here, please let us know and we will be happy to help you find it.

Patient Education Resources

Practice Resources for Providers

State Health Department Resources 

Suggested Readings and Materials

 

 

 

 

 

  

Updated 11/8/17

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