Outcomes: AAFP Foundation Immunization Awards

Program Goals

  • To identify and develop solutions to overcome barriers to immunizations
  • To share immunization best practices

Program Outcomes

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

2016 Awards

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.

2015 Awards

From September 2015 through March 2016 (project period):

  • INFLUENZA immunization rates for seniors, when averaged across all six FMRPS, improved by an average of 13%.
        o Among the six FMRPs, pre-project influenza immunization rates for seniors ranged from a low of 22% to a high of 44%; Post-project rates ranged from a low of 43% to a high of 65%.
        o Most Improved: University of Kansas Wichita FMRP- senior influenza immunization rates increased from 29% to 63%.
  • PNEUMOCOCCAL immunization rates for seniors, averaged     across all six FMRPS, improved by an average of 15%.
        o Among the six FMRPs, pre-project senior pneumococcal immunization rates ranged from a low of 11% to a high of 61%; Post-project rates ranged from a low of 26% to a high of 65%.
        o Most Improved: Brooklyn Hospital FMRP - senior            pneumococcal vaccination rates increased from 29% to      65%.
    Learn more about the 2015 projects and outcomes.  

2014 Awards

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.

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