Immunizations Barriers and Strategies . David M. Bendich , MD, FAAP President Essex Metro Immunization Coalition. OBJECTIVES. have a better understanding of existing barriers to timely and complete immunization of children
David M. Bendich, MD, FAAP
Essex Metro Immunization Coalition
NJ Nat’l Ranking
2006 76.0 76.9 26
2007 62.3 77.5 39
2008 59.7 68.4 45
2009 64.6 70.9 42
Coordinated: All needed immunization services are facilitated through the medical home. Clinicians practice community-based approaches and work with community groups to develop appropriate vaccination services1
The Internet can be a confusing place to navigate! To help parents locate factual vaccine information on the Web, practice staff should provide information and resources about how to locate and evaluate Web sites
Additional Reading: Content and Design Attributes of Antivaccination Web Sites. Wolfe RM, Sharp LK, Lipsky MS. JAMA 2002;287:3245-3248
Compassionate: Concern for the well-being of the child and family is expressed and demonstrated in verbal and nonverbal interactions. Efforts are made to understand and empathize with the feelings and perspectives of the family and child
David Wood, MD, MPH, FAAP, Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP) and Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP) Project Advisory Committee
Charles Onufer, MD, FAAP, Medical Home Project Advisory Committee
Gilbert Handal, MD, FAAP, COCP and CISP Project Advisory Committee
Edgar Marcuse, MD, MPH, FAAP,
AAP Immunization Advisory Team
AAP Board of Directors Reviewer:
Alan Kohrt, MD, FAAP
Jill Ackermann, Manager, Medical Home Surveillance and Screening, Department of Community and Specialty Pediatrics
Carmen Mejia, Manager, Immunization Initiatives, Department of Practice
Elizabeth Sobczyk, Program Coordinator, Immunization Initiatives, Department of Practice
*The development of this training tool was supported by a grant from the CDC (Childhood Immunization Support Program, Cooperative Agreement No. U66/CCU524285)
In an effort to help pediatricians address the barriers to increasing and maintaining national immunization coverage levels, the AAP, in collaboration with the CDC, established the Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP). Since 1999, the Academy’s CISP grant has been working to improve the immunization delivery system for children across the nation.
Goal 1: Promote quality improvement and best immunization practices in community- and office-based primary care settings and other identified medical homes.
Goal 2: Enable pediatricians and pediatric health care professionals to communicate effectively with parents about vaccine benefits.
Goal 3: Promote system-wide improvements in the national immunization delivery system.
Key Contact Network: A key contact network of immunization clinicians who are instrumental in promoting immunization delivery has been developed.
The AAP Immunization Initiatives Newsletter is disseminated electronically to members of the network. To receive a copy of this monthly publication, e-mail [email protected]
Vaccine Safety Reports: The Measles -Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Report From the New Challenges in Childhood Immunizations Conference, based on the conference convened in June 2000 was published in the May 2001 issue of Pediatrics.
*A variety of AAP Policy Statements, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Technical Reports on immunizations and related topics are also available.
Technical Assistance: Technical assistance on immunization issues is provided to pediatricians, other health care professionals, and others in an effort to support their efforts to communicate with parents around vaccine safety issues and immunize children within a medical home.
Resource Publications: Fact sheets, brochures, educational posters, AAP policy statements and technical reports, and strategies on a variety of immunization related topics are provided for pediatric office practices.
CISP Web site: For fast, helpful and accurate information on immunizations for parents, the public, and all health care professionals visit: www.cispimmunize.orgor www.aap.organd click the Immunization Information button on the homepage.
The AAP Compendium
of Immunization Resources
and Organizations is an organized
listing of national and state-based organizations and initiatives, including AAP chapter immunization activities. In addition, the resource provides a compilation of immunization educational resources for parents and pediatricians. An on-line version of the Compendium is available on the CISP Web site.
For more information about the CISP, to receive copies of our materials, or to be added to the CISP key contact network, please contact:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Department of Practice
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Tel: 800/433-9016 ext 4271 Fax: 847/228-9651
E-mail: [email protected]