The following resources from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) can help you and your care team improve adult immunization rates within racial & ethnic minority communities:
Continuing Medical Education Performance Improvement (PI) Activities: Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities
The AAFP has developed PI continuing medical education (CME) activity designed to help educate clinicians about the importance of utilizing a quality/PI method, and Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles to improve vaccination rates.
Physicians are often not aware of discrepancies of immunization rates. This PI CME and webcast activity is designed to change competence and performance with respect to increasing adult immunization rates among African American patients.
Credit approval includes the following session(s):
- 20.00 PI AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities
- 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities Webcast.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn twenty (20) Performance Improvement points in the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification program.
Family Practice Management (FPM) Journal Educational Supplement (Part 1)
The AAFP has developed an educational journal supplement, published in the May/June 2022 issue of FPM on Improving Adult Immunization Rates within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities, by utilizing quality improvement, recommending routine vaccinations, and reducing vaccine disparities.
This educational supplement is part 1 of a 2-part supplement.
FPM Journal Educational Supplement (Part 2)
The AAFP has developed an educational journal supplement, published in the November/December 2022 issue of FPM on Improving Adult Immunization Rates within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities, by utilizing communication strategies and overcoming vaccine myths, misinformation, and barriers.
This educational supplement is part 2 of a 2-part supplement.
Quick Conversation Guide: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children 6 Months and Older
The AAFP has developed a Quick Conversation Guide on COVID- 19 Vaccinations for Children 6 months and Older. The intent of this guide is to assist family physicians and their practice teams as they answer common questions about COVID-19 for young children.
During conversations with adults about routine vaccines, it’s important for family physicians to inform their patients’ children also should be vaccinated. If adults are willing to vaccinate themselves, they are most likely to vaccinate their children.
Updates to ACIP Pneumococcal Recommendations
This free webcast explains the updated recommendations to help ensure vulnerable patients are protected against the highly infectious pneumococcal pneumonia.
In just 30 minutes, you’ll learn how to effectively screen, educate, and immunize your at-risk patients for improved coverage rates.