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Improving Adult Vaccination Practices in Primary Care in Northeast Ohio

Pneumococcal Disease Prevention

Improving Adult Vaccination Practices in Primary Care in Northeast Ohio: A Focus on Influenza and Vaccine-Preventable Pneumonia

Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation

Approved: December 2013

Grant Period: January 2014 – April 2015

RFP: Barriers to Adult Immunizations

Proposal

Improving Adult Vaccination Practices in Primary Care in Northeast Ohio: A Focus on Influenza and Vaccine-Preventable Pneumonia

The goals of our project are to implement system-based tools to identify and immunize at-risk adults for influenza and pneumococcal disease and increase vaccination rates for influenza and pneumococcal disease 10% over baseline in adults seen in Quality Alliance (QA) employee, affiliated primary care practices in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas and extrapolate learning’s from the regional level activity and disseminate to a wider national audience via publication of toolkit designed to improve the quality of adult vaccination practices.

We aim to reduce the risk of outbreaks, serious illness, hospitalization, and death, as well as reduce direct medical costs of adult patients with influenza or pneumonia.