The Adult Immunization (AI) Best Practices Learning Collaborative

The Adult Immunization (AI) Best Practices Learning Collaborative is designed for organizations that are striving to improve their adult immunization rates. Working together, the participating groups will identify optimal and efficient ways to improve adult immunizations, with a specific focus on pneumococcal and influenza vaccines, leveraging the Optum One Population Analytics platform to support your initiatives. Data from Optum One shows that the median pneumococcal vaccination rates across all Anceta participants is 60% for adults >65 years and 16% for high-risk adults ages 18–65. This is well below the Healthy People 2020 goals, which are 90% for >65 years and 60% for high-risk adults 18–65. The Healthy People 2020 goal for influenza vaccination is 90% for both populations.

Seven (7) Anceta participants have been selected to participate in the AI Best Practices Collaborative. Each will receive $15,000 in educational support.

The purpose of this collaborative is to increase immunization rates in adult patients, with a specific focus on pneumococcal vaccines and influenza at a minimum, thereby reducing the clinical and economic burden of vaccine preventable diseases, through a pilot campaign targeting up to five organizations on the Optum One platform. Specific objectives and benefits for all parties include:

  • Identify gaps and ways to address gaps in recommended vaccination practices with a specific focus on pneumococcal vaccines and influenza

  • Design and implement a variety of strategies to address gaps in practice using a combination of existing intervention tools, targeting both providers and patients, and identification of best practices

  • Evaluate the program’s impact on relevant vaccination rates over time

  • Identify gaps in capture of data about vaccinations and ways to improve the accuracy and completeness of data on vaccination administration and vaccination status

  • Demonstrate value of a data-driven partnership in preventive care and identify opportunities for a broader national campaign

How Does the Collaborative Work?
Participating organizations will be able to regularly network with peers and have the opportunity to learn and share best practices through:

  • Webinars (monthly or bi-monthly)

  • Online resources such as a dedicated website for participant material-sharing and a listserv for idea-sharing and collaboration

  • Consultation with experts in the field

  • Two in-person meetings (kick-off and wrap-up)

  • At the end of the 12-month collaborative, AMGA Foundation will work with participating organizations to develop individual Best Practices Case Studies of their programs for publication

Questions or Comments?
If you have questions or need further information, contact Danielle Casanova at dcasanova@amga.org or by phone at (703) 838-0033, ext. 347.