• Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities

    A Performance Improvement Activities Solution


    Adult immunization rates, especially among racial and ethnic groups, remain low in the U.S.

    Physicians are often not aware of discrepancies of immunization rates. This PICME and webcast activity is designed to change competence and performance with respect to increasing adult immunization rates among African American patients.

    PICME activity:
    Stage A: a self-assessment process.
    Stage B: evaluation of current performance, and the implementation of a plan to improve immunization rates based on the self-assessment.
    Stage C: measure the effects of the improvement plan and interventions.


    Free PICME activity.
     

    Webcast:
    Focused on strategies to increase adult immunization rates among African American patients, including making and implementing an immunization improvement plan.


    This CME Activity is supported by a Cooperative Agreement (1 NU66IP000681-01-00) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Earn up to 21 AAFP Prescribed credits.

    Product Features

    • An interactive, mobile-friendly online learning CME course
    • Access to "Increasing Adult Immunization Rates in African-American Communities," webcast for team discussion
    • Downloadable tools, including:

      • Adult Immunization Survey-Stage A (Baseline) and Stage C (Post-Intervention)
      • An interactive Data Comparison Tool
      • Immunization Intervention Planning Worksheet
      • Standards for Adult Immunizations
    • Easy access to additional resources and references


    NOTE: Access to this topic will be available through June 28, 2024. All components of this product are provided as digital copies only.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this CME activity, you will be able to:

    • Reflect on current medical skills and practice environment through chart audits, self-assessment, and patient surveys that measure key indicators of high-quality care for immunizations for African American patients.
    • Identify practice deficits that impact performance related to immunization rates of African American patients.
    • Based on current practice deficits, identify, and execute evidence-based changes that consistently support patient-centered outcomes for immunizations for African American patients.
    • Reflect on the effect of the changes you have made on practice performance and modify these changes to support long-term, ongoing, continuous improvements.

    CME Credit Statement

    The AAFP has reviewed Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of Approval is from 6/28/2021 to 6/28/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following sessions:

    • 20 Performance Improvement AAFP Prescribed Credits - Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities
    • 1 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit - Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities Webcast
       

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Other activity (Performance Improvement and Enduring Materials, Self-Study) for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
     

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