Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: What Works

Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: What Works

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Continuing Education Credit Information

This information was updated on August 15, 2009
Release Date: March 6, 2008
Original CE Approval Date: August 16, 2006
Continuing Education credit for this program expired on August 16, 2011

Immunization recommendations change frequently. You are strongly encouraged to visit the CDC Vaccines and Immunization website for updates of this program at
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/


PURPOSE, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: WhatWorks will assist you, the primary care practitioner, in finding ways to increase vaccination rates among your adult patients. This program will expand your understanding of the public health problem of under-immunized adults and present information about effective strategies that you can implement in your practice to increase adult vaccination rates.
This is an interactive, instructional program. The strategies presented in this web-based course are described in the Guide to Community Preventive Services and recommended by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Other content includes technical vaccine information which is based on the Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and immunization resource materials which were developed by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC. The content for this program was updated through February 2009

Learning Objectives
After completing this training the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss indications for the use of the vaccines routinely given to adults.
2. Describe epidemiological evidence that indicates vaccines are underutilized among adults in the U.S.
3. Describe strategies designed to increase adult vaccination rates.
4. Identify strategies that will work best in different practice settings.

TIME REQUIRED
You should allow approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to complete this activity. The actual time you spend will depend on how much of the supplementary material you review.

AUDIENCE
Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: WhatWorks is intended for primary care practitioners: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The program is also appropriate for other health professionals who are interested in adult immunization and strategies for increasing adult vaccination rates.

DISCLOSURES
Use of trade names or commercial sources is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the United States Department of Health and Human Services or the Public Health Service. Views expressed by guest participants are not necessarily the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC, our planners and content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, providers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

There are no commercial supporters.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
How to Obtain CE Credits
To receive continuing education credit you must first view the entire module. Then go to CDC’s online system to register for this specific module and submit an evaluation.

• Go to http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEonline
• Login as a participant (Note: The first time you use the online system you will need to login as a new participant and create a participant profile.)
• Find the module by searching the catalog using the module number.
• The module number for this session is WB3083.
• Select the type of credit you wish to receive.
• Complete the module evaluation.
• Print your continuing education certificate.

At the time you complete the online evaluation you will be required to provide a verification code. The verification code for this program is NT038F.

For assistance with the online system, call (800) 41-TRAIN or (404) 639-1292 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time or send an e-mail to ce@cdc.gov.

Accreditation Statements

For CME:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For CNE:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.3 contact hours.

For CHES:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is a designated event for the CHES to receive 1.5 Category I contact hours in health education, CDC provider number GA0082.

For CEU:
The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 IACET CEU's for this program.

For CPE:
There is no pharmacy credit available for this program.

COURSE FACULTY

The content experts for this program are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

William Atkinson, MD, MPH - Medical Epidemiologist
Raymond A. Strikas, MD - Medical Epidemiologist
Pascale Wortley, MD, MPH - Medical Epidemiologist
Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH - Medical Officer
Bette Pollard, MPH, CHES - Health Education Specialist

EQUIPMENT NEEDED and SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS
This activity is delivered as a self-directed self-study course available through an Internet connection.
To view this program the following equipment is needed:
A computer equipped with an internet connection and software that is compatible with Windows Media® media player. More details about software requirements and display requirements are posted in the “About This Course” section.

LEARNER PARTICIPATION
Learners can provide feedback and ask questions about this program’s content through email inquiries sent to NIPINFO@cdc.gov.


Acknowledgments
This product was made possible through a Cooperative Agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, award number U50/CCU300860.

Co-Sponsors of this program:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research www.aptrweb.org
There are no commercial supporters.

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