Pneumococcal Disease Prevention
AOA's Call to Action on Pneumococcal Disease
American Osteopathic Association
Approved: August 2012
Grant Period: October 2012 – December 2014
The overall aim of this initiative of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) would be to increase the percentage of adults vaccinated against pneumococcal disease in the practices of osteopathic physicians, also known as DOs. To reach that aim, the AOA's call to action would be designed to (a) increase the number of outpatient DO practices that use standing order programs (SOPs) for adult pneumococcal disease immunization (APDI) and (b) increase the frequency in which existing SOPs for APDI are used in outpatient DO practices that have already adopted them.