Calling all Kansas providers working to improve immunization rates! The Immunize Kansas Coalition (IKC)—formerly known as Immunize Kansas Kids—seeks to provide recognition awards for local quality improvement activities that support evidence-based practices and measurable increases in Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and meningococcal vaccination rates among adolescents in Kansas.
Who is eligible? (Kansas only)
- Local public health departments;
- Residency programs in family medicine or pediatrics; and
- Providers and clinics directly involved in the delivery of immunization services for adolescents.
IKC wants to recognize these activities because Kansas adolescents rank 47th in the nation for HPV vaccination rates among girls age 13-17, according to the 2014 National Immunization Survey. Kansas also ranks among the lowest for meningococcal vaccination. Three awards, $5,000 each, will be given following the successful demonstration of an immunization rate increase in a clinical practice setting. Providers interested in the recognition awards must register their intent by November 30, 2015. To view the full proposal, timelines and registration form, click on Documents and Downloads section.