Working Together to Increase HPV Vaccine Rates in Delaware


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Quality Insights is spearheading an exciting new training program for medical providers to increase Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination rates in Delaware. As part of this program, we will engage providers and staff in interactive, collaborative discussions on the HPV vaccine, including cancer prevention, immunogenicity, safety, guidelines, addressing parental concerns, and workflow assistance. Please consider joining us in this important initiative at no cost to your practice. You can download the project flyer here.
 
To protect against vaccine-preventable diseases, including HPV–associated cancers, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and meningococcal disease, routine immunization of adolescents aged 11–12 years is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Since HPV vaccine introduction in 2006 for females and 2011 for males, coverage has increased gradually for females and more rapidly for males. However, HPV coverage has not reached the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) and meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) coverage.
 

Benefits of Participation

   - Tailored presentation of the CDC’s “You are the Key to HPV Cancer
     Prevention”
   - Workflow assessment
   - Quarterly HPV e-newsletters including recorded webinars, CDC resources, and
     other tips for your practices
   - Free CDC HPV patient/parent resources and provider resources
   - Review of Delaware Immunization Registry (DelVAX) reports and discussion for
     implementation of evidence-based workflows to improve vaccination rates
 

Guidelines for Participation

   - Designate an individual to act as the primary contact for Quality Insights
   - Actively participate in a staff training supported by Quality Insights 
   - Serve pediatric/adolescent patients and provide adolescent immunizations
   - Share educational materials provided by Quality Insights with your staff and
     patients/parents 
   - Currently report or develop a process to report immunizations to DelVAX  to
     comply with state law
 

Interested?

If you are interested in participating in this program and would like more information or would like to sign up, please contact Lisa Gruss at lgruss@qualityinsights.org or call 302.299.7284. Your participation in this work creates a foundation for your practice’s quality improvement efforts, as well as prepares your practice for future value-based payment models.