Welcome to Immunization Innovations, AHIP’s online compendia of pioneering programs and leading best practices for measuring and improving immunization rates. Complete with examples of outreach tools, educational resources, and marketing materials, Immunization Innovations highlights promising models that health plans around the country have used to improve immunization rates in all populations. Immunization Innovations features real examples of successful strategies that health plans have implemented to increase immunization rates among their members and communities.
Immunization is one of the most effective ways of protecting against the spread of serious infectious diseases that were once very common. Vaccines save lives and protect against vaccine preventable diseases. Immunization Innovations showcases the leading efforts of health plans in meeting immunization standards, increasing immunization rates, and improving the health and quality of life for its members and communities. Support for this initiative is provided through an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
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Immunization is one of the most effective ways of protecting against the spread of serious infectious diseases that were once very common. Immunization Innovations is AHIP’s online compendia of pioneering programs and leading best practices for measuring and improving immunization rates.
Plans and Programs:
Early Childhood Immunization Programs
Through its Early Childhood Immunization Program, Aetna tested the effectiveness of a mailed reminder and automated call on increasing pneumococcal vaccination rates.
Anthem Blue Cross
Whooping Cough Vaccinations
To assist California families in meeting the new requirements, Anthem Blue Cross developed and implemented a plan of action that leveraged partnerships and made vaccines available to students at no cost.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
The 2011 Flu Vaccination Initiative
Florida Blue launched the Flu Vaccination Initiative to improve health outcomes, minimize medical costs, and create value for its members and groups.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Take Your Best Shot Against the Flu Campaign
In 2010, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) adopted a statewide campaign entitled “Take Your Best Shot Against the Flu” to promote a multi-pronged approach to increase awareness, minimize fear and concern associated with vaccination and improve accessibility to the vaccine.
Blue Care Network of Michigan
BlueCaid Healthy Moms and Kids Challenge Contest
The BlueCaid Healthy Moms and Kids Challenge Contest challenged three medical care groups to improve performance rates for ten quality measures, including vaccines for children as measured by The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®).
Childhood Immunization Reminder Program
Cigna’s Childhood Immunization Reminder Program focused on improving childhood immunization rates through collaboration with pharmaceutical and high-tech communication companies.
Health Care Service Corporation
Care Van Immunization Programs
The Care Van Programs are operated by the health plans in HCSC to provide immunizations and other preventive care services to children and adults who are uninsured and medically underserved.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Quality Blue Physician Program
The Quality Blue Physician Program is a collaborative engagement between the health plan and physician practices in the plan’s network. The purpose of the program is to measure compliance for varicella and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination.
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Strategy
Influenza (flu) and pneumonia vaccinations are important prevention tactics that reduce morbidity and mortality. Humana’s annual flu and pneumonia strategy has evolved over a number of years and has become increasingly sophisticated as new communication theories and technology have emerged.
Medicare and Retirement Vaccination Campaign
Through the Medicare and Retirement Vaccination Campaign, UnitedHealthcare provides a comprehensive program designed to promote vaccines in members age 65 years and older.