CHF supports pediatric providers in their efforts to improve Childhood and Adolescent Immunization rates. CHF provides the methodologies and tools to enable pediatric providers to collect data reflecting the reasons why their two-year-olds are not up-to-date on immunizations. Through targeted strategies and workflow improvements, participants have significantly increased two-year-old immunization rates and are applying their impressive successes to the adolescent population which focuses on the completeness of recommended immunizations for youth who have turned thirteen.

In 2008, the Children’s Health Foundation launched the Childhood Immunization Rate Improvement Initiative to track and improve two year old immunization rates. This initiative was born out of common shared goals of the participating providers that include:

  • Obtain an accurate measurement of immunization rate of two year olds at the practice level.
  • Understand the specific reasons why patients are not immunized or are under-immunized.
  • Improve the immunization rate for two year olds at each participating practice.

Due to the success of the childhood immunization initiative, CHF initiated an Adolescent Immunization Initiative in 2011. The goals of the Adolescent Immunization Rate Improvement Initiative are similar to that of the Childhood Inititive:

  • Obtain an accurate measurement of immunization rate of thirteen year olds at the practice level.
  • Improve the immunization rate for thirteen year olds at each participating practice.

The 125+ pediatrician members of CHF delegated physician and clinical staff leaders within their private practices to collaborate in partnership with quality and process engineering staff of CHF to execute formal childhood immunization rate improvement and adolescent immunization rate improvement initiatives. The aim of this effort is to raise the number of vaccinated patients and provide more planned, preventative care and education about the importance of immunizations at the appropriate age.

CHF’s approach to quality improvement engages pediatricians and practice personnel in the development and implementation of rapid cycle tests and resulting best practices. The CHF Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Rate Improvement Initiatives have included engagement of twenty-eight pediatric practice sites, and include the following benefits:

  • Satisfaction of 40 points toward the performance in Practice (Part 4) requirement for Pediatrician Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through the American Board of Pediatrics for the Childhood Immunization Rate Improvement Initiative.
  • Access to immunization workflows, tools and resources collaboratively developed and tested by 125+ pediatricians
  • Quarterly reporting at practice and provider level for childhood and adolescent immunization rates with actionable data to focus improvement efforts
  • Clinical education and training by physician experts in areas including vaccine hesitancy and coaching on methods to speak to parents in discussing vaccines.
  • Qualifies for two pediatric measures reported to the Oregon PCPCH program.
  • Analytical and process engineering support from CHF’s highly qualified staff, including on-site training, tailored tool development and data management assistance.

In 2008, the Children’s Health Foundation launched the Childhood Immunization Rate Improvement Initiative to track and improve two year old immunization rates. This initiative was born out of common shared goals of the participating providers that include:

  • Obtain an accurate measurement of immunization rate of two year olds at the practice level.
  • Understand the specific reasons why patients are not immunized or are under-immunized.
  • Improve the immunization rate for two year olds at each participating practice.

Due to the success of the childhood immunization initiative, CHF initiated an adolescent immunization initiative in 2011. The goals of the Adolescent Immunization Rate Improvement Initiative are similar to that of the Childhood Initiative

  • Obtain an accurate measurement of immunization rate of thirteen year olds at the practice level.
  • Improve the immunization rate for thirteen year olds at each participating practice.

The 125+ pediatrician members of CHF delegated physician and clinical staff leaders within their private practices to collaborate in partnership with quality and process engineering staff of CHF to execute formal childhood immunization rate improvement and adolescent immunization rate improvement initiatives. The aim of this effort is to raise the number of vaccinated patients and provider more planned, preventative care and education about the importance of immunizations at the appropriate age.

CHF’s approach to quality improvement engages pediatricians and practice personnel in the development and implementation of rapid cycle tests and resulting best practices. The CHF Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Rate Improvement Initiatives have included engagement of twenty-eight pediatric practice sites, and includes the following benefits:

  • Satisfaction of 40 points toward the performance in Practice (Part 4) requirement for Pediatrician Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through the American Board of Pediatrics for the Childhood Immunization Rate Improvement Initiative.
  • Access to immunization workflows, tools and resources collaboratively developed and tested by 125+ pediatricians
  • Quarterly reporting at practice and provider level for childhood and adolescent immunization rates with actionable data to focus improvement efforts
  • Clinical education and training by physician experts in areas including vaccine hesitancy and coaching on methods to speak to parents in discussing vaccines.
  • Qualifies for two pediatric measures reported to the Oregon PCPCH program.
  • Analytical and process engineering support from CHF’s highly qualified staff, including on-site training, tailored tool development and data management assistance.

We are pleased to offer use of the tools of the CHF Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Rate Improvement program to pediatricians via participation in the Children’s Health Foundation. Participants in the Children’s Health Foundation Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Rate Improvement Initiatives should meet the following criteria:

  • Licensed pediatrician or pediatric provider (MD, DO, PNP)
  • Interested in proactive, preventative care
  • Willing to develop workflow changes to identify and proactively manage patients needing vaccinations
  • Willing to review charts for patients not up to date on immunizations to understand reasons why patients are not up-to-date.
  • Willing to designate a provider “champion” and a clinical staff or office staff person(s) for each participating site as an “implementation specialist” responsible for recording and reporting monthly immunization rates for the selected population.

For more information on CHF’s quality programs or participation, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-222-5703.

The Children’s Health Foundation Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Rate Improvement Initiatives are leading the way in collecting meaningful and actionable data surrounding the area of under and un-immunized children and adolescents.

Since 2008, the overall average CHF rate has increased over 5% with an overall rate of 86.78% at the end of 2011, compared to the Oregon state average of 69%. More than 1,200 patients have been brought up to date as a direct result of the Childhood Immunization initiative.

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Childhood Immunization Rate Improvement Initiative

                      

Adolescent Immunization Rate Improvement Initiative

                    These improvements lead to enhanced patient care, provider effectiveness and better health outcomes.