The AAFP is recruiting 25 Family Medicine practices to participate in the Adult Immunization Office Champions Project--a three-and-a-half-year project aimed at providing effective tools and strategies for developing a culture that promotes adult immunizations.
The deadline to apply is April 22, and selected practices that participate and complete the AAFP Adult Immunization Office Champions Project will receive $3,000 to help defray administrative costs. For additional information and eligibility/project requirements, click here. Contact Pamela Carter-Smith at AAFP by email or at ext. 3160 with questions.
At the state level, MAFP is participating in an Adult Immunization Initiative funded by a grant through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Pamela Rockwell, DO (Ann Arbor) is leading the effort on behalf of MAFP. With support from MAFP leadership and staff, Dr. Rockwell is developing an action plan for the Academy to help improve adult immunization rates in the state. Watch for more information.
Are you interested in learning more about adult immunization and how you can help increase coverage in Michigan? Karen Mitchell, MD, FAAFP, DABFM, Program Director at Providence Family Medicine Residency (Southfield) will lead a general session focused on adult immunization on July 13, 9:20-10:20 a.m. at the 2016 Michigan Family Medicine Annual Conference & Expo in Bay City. She will discuss the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases, adult immunization disparities, and the evidence-based strategies that Family Physicians can implement to help improve adult immunization rates. Click here for the Annual Conference schedule and online registration.