What is IQIP?
Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers (IQIP) is a quality improvement program designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the purpose to increase vaccine uptake among child and adolescent patients. The Ohio IQIP program is administered by local Ohio health departments, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
How does the program work?
- A trained IQIP consultant will meet with your practice to review over baseline performance measures and assess your immunization practices.
- The consultant will collaborate with your practice to identify key quality improvement (QI) strategies that will enhance your immunization workflow to improve vaccine uptake. The consultant will also provide technical assistance to support the implementation of the QI strategies selected.
- Consultants will provider technical assistance and support via telephone calls at 2- and 6-month intervals.
- At the end of 12 months, the IQIP consultants will meet with your practice to review coverage reports and discuss year-over-year changes.
Examples of strategy-specific site visit activities
- Schedule the next immunization visit before the patient leaves the provider site.
- Leverage Impact SIIS to improve immunization practices.
- Give a strong vaccine recommendation (how to address vaccine hesitancy).
Who can participate?
Ohio immunization providers that serve pediatric or adolescent patients.
To find out more about participating in an IQIP, please contact:
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-4643 or 1-800-282-0546 (Ohio only)
Fax: (614) 728-4279