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
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.