AAFP Adolescent Immunization
Best Practices Summit

Apply Now

Submit your application to participate in the AAFP Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit.

Application Deadline is June 22, 2018.

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is recruiting 10 family physicians for the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit. The Summit focus will be on immunizations for adolescents 11-18 years of age, and how family physicians utilize evidence-based interventions and system changes to improve immunization rates among that age cohort.


Why Participate?

Each of the 10 family physicians selected to participate during this initiative will present their best practices and lessons learned at the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit, and summarize how their practices increased adolescent immunization rates through the operation of a quality improvement program or project, including implementation of a team-based approach and a sustainability plan within the practice.

The Summit will target approaches used at the point of care in family physician practices to address the following key objectives:

  • Utilization of primary interventions, strategies, and system changes  to increase adolescent immunizations rates.
  • Understanding and overcoming knowledge and performance gaps to increase rates.
  • Gathering and utilizing resources to combat myths and misconceptions about adolescent immunizations.
  • Conquering inconsistent messages across the care team.
  • Educating patients and parents on the benefits of adolescent immunizations.

Apply Now

Submit your application to participate in the AAFP Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit.

Application Deadline is June 22, 2018.

Questions?

For more information, contact Pamela Carter-Smith at pcarter@aafp.org
or 800-274-2237, ext. 3162


Eligibility and Summit Requirements

Selected participants must:

  • Be an AAFP active member.
  • Show proof of immunization rates for adolescent patients 11-18 years of age.
  • Show confirmation of a high-performing practice.
  • Aspire to meet or exceed the Healthy People goals.
  • Be willing to share best practices.
  • Be willing to describe implementation of new successful interventions or an innovative approach to current recommendations.
  • Have a diverse and/or high-risk patient population, with a focus on adolescents 16-18 years of age.
  • Be willing to describe intervention(s), how they were implemented, and who was involved.
  • Outline a sustainability plan for use in practice.
  • Have overcome barriers, such as vaccine hesitancy, by patients/parents/ and staff.

If you are selected to participate in the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit, you must agree to:

  • Attend the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit on July 14-15, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Present your implementation of a team-based approach and sustainability plan within the practice.
  • Present findings in the following format(s): 10 to 15-minute panel session with PowerPoint slides, and/or a poster presentation. (Both presentation options will include time allocation for questions/answers.)

Recognition and Compensation

If you are selected to participate in the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit, you will receive the following compensation:

  • $1,000 award for demonstrating how your practice increased adolescent immunization rates.
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses (airfare, ground transportation, two-night hotel stay and other travel-related expenses) to attend the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit.   
  • Recognition of your name and practice in the documented summary (e.g. white paper, guide, etc.) from the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit.
  • As part of the recognition phase of the summit the selection committee will honor five family physicians with the "High Performers Award." The intent of this award is to recognize those family physicians who are going beyond the Healthy People 2020 targets and goals for one or more adolescent vaccines. The "High Performers Award" awardees will present the outcomes from the Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit proceedings (white paper or guide) at an Expanded Learning Session at FMX (October 9-13, 2018).

The Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit is made possible by the American Academy of Family Physicians through support from Sanofi Pasteur.