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 2017, the program has:

  • Presented 126 competitive monetary awards, recognizing Family Medicine residency programs in 38 states and the District of Columbia
  • 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

2017 Awards

From September 2017 through March 2018, resident physicians from 10 Family Medicine residency programs will be designing and implementing resident-led quality improvement (QI) projects focused on strategies to improve adolescent (age 11-21) and senior (65+) vaccination rates. Outcomes for the 2017 awards will be available in August 2018. Recipients will be presenting their results and findings in conjunction with the 2018 AAFP National Conference.

2016 Awards

From September 2016 through March 2017, 104 resident physicians from six Family Medicine residency programs were involved in the design and implementation of resident-led quality improvement (QI) projects focused on strategies to improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates in those age 65 and older (Seniors).  Without exception, each of the six FMRPs improved the influenza and pneumococcal rates of Seniors in their community. When averaged over the six FMRPs, immunization rates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in their Senior patient populations improved 17.9% and 12.9%, respectively. 

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2015 Awards

From September 2015 through March 2016, 145 resident physicians from six Family Medicine residency programs were involved in the design and implementation of resident-led quality improvement (QI) projects focused on strategies to improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates in those age 65 and older (Seniors).  When averaged over the six FMRPs, immunization rates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in their Senior patient populations were improved by 13% and 15%, respectively.

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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.

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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