The purpose of IQIP is to promote and support the implementation of provider-level quality improvement strategies designed to increase vaccine uptake among childhood and adolescent patients in adherence to the ACIP-recommended routine schedule.
IQIP is available for providers that belong to the Washington Childhood Vaccine Program. If you are interested in participating in an IQIP visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year in Washington State 250 clinics participate in the IQIP process. It was formerly known as the Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and eXchange (AFIX) program. During the past years, many providers were assisted in implementing evidence based quality improvement strategies to increase their immunization rates, qualify for the Immunize WA Award and meet HEDIS immunization measures for Childhood and Adolescents.
Below are resources the help your clinic implement quality improvement strategies to improve immunization rates.
Strategies to Improve Rates by making a Strong Recommendation
Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants
Immunity Community- A Conversation Guide for Healthcare Professionals
Addressing parents questions and concerns about vaccines
HPV-specific strong recommendation
Talking to Parents about HPV vaccines
Strategies to Improve Rates using the Immunization Information System (IIS)
Running the Coverage Rate Report (PDF) (instructions)
Running the Coverage Rate Report for Clinics (E-Learning Module)
Using the Reminder/Recall system in WA IIS (PDF)
Managing Patient Ownership and Status (PDF) (instructions)
Patient Active/Inactive Status in the IIS for Owning Organizations
Multi-language Reminder Recall Letter for Immunizations and Well Child Visits (Word)
Strengthen Vaccination Communications
Sample policy statements for clinics to share with patients
Immunization Action Coalition Sample Vaccine Policy statement for clinics
Social Media Materials for Clinics
Meningitis B Action Project launches back-to-school resources to encourage vaccination; new social media series titled "Be a Team Player"
Resources for Parents
Clear Answers and Smart Advise about your Baby’s Shots (PDF)
Take a Shot against Cancer! (PDF)
HPV Don’t Wait to Vaccinate (PDF)
Immunization Timing for Children 2021 (PDF)
The Community Guide - Immunizations
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) Handouts for Staff and Patients
10 Steps to Implementing Standing Orders for Immunization in Your Practice Setting (PDF)
Training for Clinicians
WA Department of Health Immunization Training and Webinars
Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia