RIZE Pneumococcal Vaccination Best Practices Learning Collaborative


AMGA Foundation, with support from Pfizer, launched a 12-month initiative focused on helping medical groups develop and implement strategies to vaccinate high-risk adults 19-64 with underlying medical conditions based on the 2022 ACIP pneumococcal vaccine guidelienes in primary care and specialty clinical settings. 

The RIZE Pneumococcal Vaccination Best Practices Learning Collaborative (Pneumococcal Vaccination Collaborative) is designed to provide a platform for participating organizations to improve both clinical and economic outcomes for this patient population through the development and implementation of quality improvement projects, best pratice sharing, and peer learning.

AMGA Member Participants 

Eight healthcare organizations are participating in the Pneumococcal Vaccination Collaborative:

  • Houston Methodist Physician Organization
  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
  • McFarland Clinic, PC
  • Norton Medical Group
  • Olmsted Medical Center
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Sharp-Rees Stealy Medical Group, Inc.
  • St. Elizabeth Physicians
Participating groups can access archived materials, a digital library, and a closed listserv by logging into the Pneumococcal Vaccination Collaborative Community


The Advisory Committee for the Pneumococcal Vaccination Collaborative consists of the following individuals:

Carolyn Bridges, MD, FACP
Director of Adult Immunizations, Immunize.org

Meredreth Maynard, BSN, RN, MBA
Director of Quality Improvement, AHS Oklahoma Physician Group, LLC dba Utica Park Clinic

Stephen Combs, MD, CPE, CPHQ, FACFE, FAAP
Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer, Ballad Health Medical Associates, Ballad Health

Erica Chilson, PharmD
Senior Director of US Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need further information about the Pneumococcal Vaccination Collaborative, contact Senait Temesgen at STemesgen@amga.org or by phone at 703.838.0033 ext. 340.