The AAFP Foundation Immunization Awards recognize Family Medicine residency programs for identifying and developing solutions to overcome barriers to immunizations and promote sharing of immunization best practices.
Funding for this program is currently on hold. Please check back periodically.
From 2005 to 2017, the program has:
- Provided 125 competitive monetary awards, recognizing Family Medicine residency programs in 39 states and the District of Columbia
- Documented immunization best practices implemented by these quality-improvement projects
- Furnished opportunities for Family Medicine residents to share their best practices with other physicians and health care providers at national forums
The 14-month project period runs from June to August the following year.
Each award totals $11,200 and contains the following elements:
- $10,000 grant for implementation of the proposed project. This funding is to be used only for costs directly related to increasing immunization rates that may include medical supplies, equipment rental or purchase, software purchase or lease, patient education materials, patient incentives, communication expenses, and mileage expenses, if applicable.
- $1,200 travel scholarship to allow one or more residents to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, and present the results/findings via a poster presentation. Presenter must register and will not have fees waived for National Conference.