- To identify and develop solutions to overcome barriers to immunizations
- To share immunization best practices
From 2005 to 2016, the program has:
- Presented 117 competitive monetary awards, recognizing Family Medicine residency programs in 38 states
- Documented immunization best practices implemented by these quality-improvement projects
- Provided opportunities for Family Medicine residents to share their best practices with other physicians and health care providers at national forums
Outcomes for the 2016 awards will be available in August 2017. Recipients will be presenting their results and findings in conjunction with the 2017 AAFP National Conference.
From September 2015 through March 2016, all six Family Medicine residency program (FMRP) quality improvement (QI) projects showed an overall increase in immunization rates for seniors. Showing the most improvement during the project period, the University of Kansas – Wichita improved senior influenza immunization rates by 34% (from 29% to 63%), while the Brooklyn Hospital Center improved senior pneumococcal vaccine rates by 36% (from 29% to 65%). When averaged over the six FMRPs, immunization rates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines were improved by 12.7% and 14.9%, respectively. Learn more about the 2015 projects and outcomes.
From September 2014 through March 2015, the 16 Family Medicine residency program (FMRP) quality improvement (QI) projects provided a total of 27,346 influenza and/or pneumococcal vaccines to seniors. When averaged over the 16 FMRPs, immunization rates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines were improved by 12.8% and 21.4%, respectively. Learn more about the 2014 projects and outcomes.
Detailed Program Information
To learn more about this program, including eligibility requirements, guidelines, and application information, please visit the program page.