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 Adolescent 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 August 2012, 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 evidence-based strategies/interventions in their practices for increasing adolescent immunization rates, including techniques for:

  • Improving strong physician recommendations for adolescent immunizations
  • Reducing missed opportunities to immunize
  • Increasing parental awareness and acceptance of adolescent vaccines, including addressing myths and misconceptions
  • Implementing evidence-based practices to improve vaccine coverage
  • Sustaining action plan strategies in the long-term for continuous improvements

Project Outcomes and Highlights

The Immunizations Office Champions project concluded in August 2015, with 18 out of 20 practices successfully completing it. See the project outcomes and highlights below.

  • The sustainability project chart review data for adolescent immunizations revealed an increase over baseline in each immunization rate measured. These changes over baseline ranged from 11% (Influenza) to 294% (HPV Males ≥1 dose).
  • The data also showed an increase over post-intervention results in each immunization rate measured. These changes ranged from 8% (Influenza) to 208% (HPV Males ≥1 dose).

The Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project data suggest that the AAFP’s strategies to create system changes played a key role in affecting changes in the practices’ adolescent immunization rates for their patients.


This project was supported by a Cooperative Agreement (1U66IP000676-01) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Final Report

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