Implementation of MenB Vaccine Recommendations in Older Adolescents/Young Adults Quality Improvement (QI) Learning Collaborative
This project will increase attendance at and the quality of adolescent well visits to improve the rate of administration of the meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccine. Participants include 24 practices that immunize 16- to 23-year-olds, including pediatricians, family physicians, adolescent medicine specialists, nurses, and medical assistants, plus office staff in primary care offices, health departments, urgent care, and college health centers. Best practices in adolescent well care will focus on immunizations, including meningococcal vaccines. This project has the potential to reach 66,600 Ohio teens, plus adolescents and their health care providers via the Ohio AAP’s new immunization mobile application and social media campaigns. Beneficiaries include adolescents, young adults, families, and primary care providers.
As a Model for Improvement Quality Improvement (QI) program, methods include recruiting, enrolling, training, and coaching healthcare providers. A practice coach will teach QI methodology/science knowledge; provide content on MenB vaccine science, immunization protocols, and lessons learned from Ohio AAP’s TALK and TIES immunization programs; review pre-work and baseline data to identify practice strengths and gaps in benchmark data; outline data collection, and eliminate obstacles to program goals. QI experts will mentor the coach in academic detailing; improvement methodology; data review, analysis, and feedback; and sustainability. The Quality Improvement Data Aggregator, a real-time, HIPPA-compliant site, will collect, collate, and report QI data.
An in-person summit will share successes and sustainability at the project’s conclusion. A Best Practices Guide for adolescent immunizations and an online Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 online self-assessment will be promoted nationwide.
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