Increasing Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Rates Through AAFP State Chapters
Submit Your Proposal
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity. The goal of this grant is to support quality improvement (QI) initiatives that will increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates.
The AAFP encourages state chapters who are engaged in healthcare education and/or quality improvement to submit a proposal in response to the "Request for Proposal" (RFP). The purpose of this RFP is for chapters to increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates in their states.
The aim of this initiative is to develop effective tools and strategies that can lead to an increase in adult pneumococcal vaccination rates. Listed are the following key goals:
- Increase pneumococcal vaccine rates in adults by utilizing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.
- Use the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s (NVAC) "Standards for Adult Immunization Practices"(www.izsummitpartners.org) framework within the proposed education and/or quality improvement project.
Submit Your Proposal
The AAFP and Pfizer will select up to five state chapters to take part in this quality improvement (QI) initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to support state-level projects that can increase pneumococcal vaccination rates in adults, with a specific focus on adults 65 years and older and those populations in underserved areas.
The selected state chapters will develop projects that are evidence-based (education and/or quality improvement). Application priority will be given to chapters who develop quality improvement projects and outcomes that impact direct patient care and system changes. Education and/or quality improvement projects should include a team based approach and behavioral change resources for health care clinicians and their practice teams.
Selected AAFP state chapters must:
- Read Application Guidelines(www.pfizer.com)
- Submit a proposal through the Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) grant portal(www.cybergrants.com)
- Design a quality improvement (QI) project, and choose interventions from NVAC’s "Standards for Adult Immunization Practices"(www.izsummitpartners.org)
- Design a project targeted for family physician practices who are aspiring to increase adult immunization rates;
- Include outcomes and an evaluation plan within the project proposal
- Include the assessment and measurement of vaccination rates (baseline and post-intervention) within the project proposal
- Include a 12-month timeline to implement and track interventions, with an additional 3-month period to measure, analyze and report results
- Utilize AAFP’s policies, tools and resources (i.e. Immunizations, EveryOne Project; Office Champions Quality Improvement Model)
- Send two representatives to a day-long Kick-Off meeting at AAFP in Mid-September 2018
- Present project results during AAFP FMX in 2019
- Attend a second post-project meeting in March 2020
The selected state chapters participating in the AAFP and Pfizer "Increasing Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Rates Through AAFP State Chapters" quality improvement (QI) initiative will receive the following compensation:
- Individual chapters may request up to $100,000 to support their quality improvement (QI) project.
- Two chapter representatives will attend AAFP’s Kick-Off meeting in Mid-September 2018 (airfare, ground transportation, one-night hotel stay and other travel related expenses should be included in the chapters’ proposed budget).
- The selected AAFP state chapters will present their project results at an Expanded Learning Session during AAFP’s FMX in 2019.
- Two chapter representatives will attend AAFP’s Post-project meeting in March 2020 (airfare, ground transportation, one-night hotel stay and other travel related expenses should be included in the chapter's proposal budget).
The duration of this quality improvement (QI) initiative is approximately September 2018 through March 2020.
Notifications will be sent to selected chapters by August 30, 2018.