Provider Outreach Workgroup

“The Provider Outreach and Access and Collaboration workgroups were combined in August 2016. For updated information, see the Access and Provider Workgroup page.

The Provider Outreach Workgroup is working to identify and share examples of best practices, address provider barriers in adult immunizations (such as business practice challenges), and develop tools and training to improve/enhance providers’ adult immunization practices. This workgroup:

  • Serves as a forum for discussion and exchange on key adult immunization issues affecting healthcare providers
  • Highlights examples of adult immunization success
  • Collaboratively develops fact sheets and resource lists
  • Gives provider feedback to CDC and others on adult immunization topics

Inclusion on the workgroup webpage of practices and tools to address barriers to adult immunizations does not signify an endorsement of a particular method. Rather, these examples offer providers a selection of options that may prove helpful in addressing similar challenges within their own clinic setting.


MEETING SCHEDULE

The Provider Education Workgroup meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. (ET).


Meeting Archive

Note: Workgroup meetings typically involve presentations from both members and non-members. Information included in these presentations offer methods/opinions of the presenter. Inclusion on the workgroup webpage of practices and tools to address barriers to adult immunizations does not signify an endorsement of a particular method. Rather, these examples serve as a springboard for discussions and offer providers a selection of options that may prove helpful in addressing similar challenges within their own clinic setting.

December 3, 2015: Update on Several Topics

November 5, 2015: Estimating the Cost of Adult Immunization

October 1, 2015: “Build-a-Webinar”: A Planning Session/Workgroup Exercise

August 6, 2015: Quality Improvement Programs and Maintenance of Certification Project Requirements

July 2, 2015: Recap of Annual Summit Meeting and Priority Setting for 2015–16

May 13, 2015: Provider Workgroup Session (in collaboration with Access Workgroup) at Annual Summit Meeting

April 2, 2015: Immunization Disparities

February 5, 2015: Cost vs. Reimbursement Discussion

December 3, 2014: Business Tools for Adult Immunization

October 24 and November 5-6, 2014: Three-part Series on Immunization
Documentation and Immunization Information Systems (IIS)

October 2, 2014: Implementation Science and Its Application to Adult Immunization

September 4, 2014: Review and Discussion of Provider Workgroup Plan for 2014–15

August 7, 2014: Introduction and Orientation for New Members of Provider Workgroup

June 16, 2014: Summary of May 2014 Summit Meeting in Atlanta and Priority Setting for 2014–15 Year

May 14, 2014: Provider Workgroup Presentations to the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit

May 13, 2014: In-person Meeting of Provider Workgroup

April 3, 2014: Preparations for May 2014 Summit Meeting in Atlanta

March 6, 2014: Adult Immunization Disparities

February 6, 2014: Adult Immunization Standards of Practice and Vaccination Coverage Rates

January 17, 2014: Immunization Business Tools

December 5, 2013: Communications Research on Adult Immunization

November 7, 2013: Immunization Training

September 5, 2013: Affordable Care Act and Immunization Providers

July 11, 2013: Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel


Projects

What Works – Real Life Examples of Ways to Increase Adult Vaccination Rates
Ongoing collection of success stories from organizations about what works for increasing adult immunization rates.
Adult Vaccine Resources Library
The workgroup served as a major partner in the development of a searchable list of adult immunization resources (housed on the Immunization Action Coalition website), which was launched at the Summit meeting in May 2013. The workgroup will continue as a partner to maintain helpful resources on this searchable database. However, inclusion of a resource in the Adult Vaccine Resources Library does not imply endorsement by the NAIIS.
Factsheet: Adult Immunization Disparities
This factsheet highlights disparities in adult immunization rates and offers suggestions about what can be done to address these disparities.

IIS Brochure
This colorful brochure is targeted to healthcare providers with adult patients to    encourage them to onboard and use Immunization Information Systems (IIS). This is a “customizable” brochure into which any state/city health department may insert their own name and logo.

Resources

patient-intake-form

Adult Immunization Patient Intake Form

  • Distribute this form at appointment check-in
  • Customize it for your practice

Adult Vaccination
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC’s portal for healthcare and public health professionals. Provides recommendations, resources, educational opportunities, and more.


ACPNet: Adult Immunization “Dollars and Sense”


In this video, shared by the American College of Physicians, John O’Neill, Jr, DO, FACP, discusses the financial impact of immunization on the medical practice. Inclusion of this video does not imply endorsement by the Provider Outreach Workgroup or the NAIIS. It is offered here as one example for providers concerned about the potential financial impact of providing adult immunizations within their medical practice.