The Georgia Academy is collaborating with the American Academy of Family Physicians on a CDC-funded project to improve adult vaccination rates among racial and ethnic minority populations. This project aims to equip family physicians in states with low adult vaccination rates – including Georgia – with the knowledge, skills, and resources to speak with patients about their vaccination status, give solid recommendations for Influenza, COVID-19, HPV, Zoster, and Pneumococcal vaccines, and be up to date on the latest CDC vaccination recommendations.
PICME Activity: Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities
AAFP has developed a Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PICME) activity designed to help educate clinicians about the importance of utilizing a quality/practice improvement method, and Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle to improve vaccination rates.
Physicians are often not aware of immunization rate discrepancies. This PICME and webcast activity is designed to change competence and performance with respect to increasing adult immunization rates among African-American patients.
Credit approval includes the following session(s):
- 20.00 Performance Improvement AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)-Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities
- 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)-Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities Webcast
Successful completion of the CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn twenty (20) Performance Improvement points in the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification program.
Two-Part Educational Journal Supplement: Improving Adult Immunization Rates Within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities
AAFP has also developed an educational journal supplement, published in the May/June 2022 issue of Family Practice Management (FPM) on Improving Adult Immunization Rates within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities, by utilizing quality improvement, recommending routine vaccinations, and reducing vaccine disparities.
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