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Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Improving Adult and Childhood Immunization Rates in Underserved Communities
The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Announces 2012 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award Winners
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 14, 2012
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5222
- Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Hinsdale, Ill.
- The Brooklyn Hospital Family Medicine Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Portland, Maine
- MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, Baltimore, Md.
- Methodist Health Systems Family Medicine Residency Program, Dallas, Texas
- Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies Family Medicine, Kalamazoo, Mich.
- Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Program, Middletown, Conn.
- Morehouse School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency, East Point, Ga.
- Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program, Chula Vista, Calif.
- Southern Illinois University Family Medicine Residency Program–Carbondale, Carbondale, Ill.
- Thomas Jefferson University Department of Family and Community Medicine Residency, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Utah Healthcare Institute/St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency, Salt Lake City, Utah
- University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency Program, Kansas City, Kan.
- Best Practices: effective systems in place that are achieving high immunization rates within a specified 12-month period;
- Most Improved: overcoming barriers to greatly improve immunization rates within a specified 12-month period; and
- System Implementation: implementing a new system that will increase immunization rates in medically underserved populations.
For more information about this year’s winning programs and their approaches to improving immunization rates, please visit www.aafpfoundation.org/immunizationawards. Also, to view or download the five-part Comprehensive Immunization Curriculum for Family Medicine Programs please visit www.aafpfoundation.org/immunizationawards and click on the link to Immunization Resources.
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