August 15, 2016
Raise Immunization Rates in Your Practice
Vaccines are one of the most important parts of staying healthy in adulthood. Get the support and resources you need to raise immunization rates in your practice, protect your patients, and increase revenue. Join the American College of Physician’s (ACP) I Raise the Rates program, a quality initiative dedicated to raising adult immunization rates in New Jersey, Florida, Louisiana and Arkansas. Benefits include access to a monthly newsletter, coaching calls, and support from an expansive network of physicians, nurses and public health professionals to help you succeed in raising the rates. You’ll gain expert insights into methods for quality improvement, patient communication, billing and coding, and involving residents and staff to build a culture of immunization in your practice. For more information on how to join the I Raise the Rates initiative in New Jersey, contact Michael Cestare, program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported by funds from Pfizer.
The Adult Immunization Sourcebook, developed by the New Jersey Immunization Network, in partnership with the American College of Physicians, is now available electronically. The sourcebook has valuable information for health care providers and professionals on topics such as vaccine safety and administration, recommendation guidelines, and vaccines for special populations. You can view the sourcebook in its entirety by clicking HERE.
There are also opportunities for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits. Click the links below to be taken directly to the PDFs.
- CME: Pertussis in Adults
- Additional Adult Immunization CME Opportunities
- CME: HPV Vaccination of Young People in their Late Teens and Early 20’s
Read the Policy Statement from the October 2015 issue of Pediatrics.
NJIN was featured in the December 2015 issue of CDC’s Influential News for launching the ACP I Raise the Rates initiative during the Adult Immunization Summit in November. The initiative, which aims to increase adult vaccination rates in the state, was recognized as a National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership (NIVDP) activity.
Representative Gene Greene of Texas and Dr. Litjen Tan discuss barriers contributing to our countries stubbornly low adult immunization rates, and provide a call to action to make adult immunization one of the crowning public health achievements of the 21st century in this April 18th Op-Ed piece from The Hill.
The New Jersey Dept. of Health has issued New Guidance for Clinicians caring for patients in the context of the meningococcal disease outbreak at Rutgers University – New Brunswick.
On November 4th the New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted an Adult Immunization Summit at Princeton University. The Summit brought together leaders in healthcare, business, government, academia and medical research to discuss how increasing adult immunization rates can improve public health in New Jersey. The Summit featured nationally recognized presenters in the fields of vaccine-preventable disease, health economics, and health disparities.
During the Summit, the ACP launched its groundbreaking I Raise the Rates initiative, a quality improvement initiative to improve public health in New Jersey by encouraging appropriate immunization of adults by clinical providers.
Along with NJIN and the ACP, the following organizations participated in the Summit: The New Jersey Department of Health; Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School; Rutgers University School of Public Health; The New Jersey State Nurses Association; The New Jersey American Academy of Family Practice; The New Jersey Pharmacists Association; New Jersey Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology; New Jersey Forum of Advance Practice Nurses; New Jersey State Association of Occupational Health Nurses; and AARP.
To view the Summit agenda and links to each presentation, click HERE.
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Immunizations are not just for children. Protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to your job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions. Every year thousands of adults in the U.S. still suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, and even die due to diseases for which vaccines are available. Here are the vaccines you need as an adult. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention