AAFP Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project

Final Report

Download the Immunizations Office Champions final report to learn about the project methodology, evaluation, and a summary of key findings.

The Immunizations Office Champions project provided tools and strategies to 20 participating practices for developing a culture that promotes the importance of adolescent immunizations in the practice setting. The goal of this project, initiated in February 2013, was to help participating practices increase the rate of adolescent immunizations by at least 10% from their baseline assessment at the conclusion of the project.

Project participants received training to implement effective strategies in their practices for increasing immunization rates, including techniques for:

  • Making strong recommendations for immunizing adolescent patients
  • Improving parental awareness of recommended immunizations
  • Reducing missed opportunities to discuss immunizations recommendations with patients
  • Implementing evidence-based practices to create systems changes

Project Outcomes and Highlights

The Immunizations Office Champions project concluded on May 31, 2014, with 19 out of 20 practices successfully completing it. See the project outcomes and highlights below.

  • The post-project chart review data for child immunizations revealed there were slight increases and decreases in immunization rates, and three measured immunization rates showed no change. However, this was not surprising, because the practices’ pre-project chart review numbers were overall quite high.
  • There was a 6.78% increase observed in HepA, and slight increases in Varicella (2.27%), Rotavirus (1.43%) and MMR (1.08%). The post-project chart review data for adolescent immunizations revealed an increase over baseline in each immunization rate measured. These changes over baseline ranged from 12.35% (Tdap) to 100% (HPV Males ≥1 dose).

The data suggests that the Office Champions Project performance improvement model and implementation of strategies to create systems changes played a key role in affecting changes in the practices’ immunization rates for their patients.


This project was sponsored by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (1U66IP000676-01)

Final Report

Download the Immunizations Office Champions final report to learn about the project methodology, evaluation, and a summary of key findings.