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Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers (IQIP) Program

IQIP is the Vaccines for Children (VFC) provider-level quality improvement (QI) program designed to help increase on-time vaccination of children and adolescents.  If you are a California VFC provider, you may receive an IQIP visit and be asked to pick 2 quality improvement strategies to conduct in your clinic.  IQIP replaces the Assessment Feedback Incentive eXchange (AFIX) program.  Similar to AFIX, participating in the IQIP program entails at least one in-person visit by your VFC or Field Representative and additional exchanges via phone or email over a 12-month period. 

VFC and Field Representatives provide technical assistance to VFC providers to support four core quality improvement strategies.  Under each strategy are a list of resources to support IQIP efforts.

  1. Schedule the next immunization visit before the patient leaves the office.  Communicates importance of returning for subsequent doses.
  1. Leverage immunization registry functionality to support immunization practice.  Maximize IIS vaccination data to know which vaccines are due and when to administer them.
  1. Give a strong vaccine recommendation.  Centers on parent/provider discussion.  Apply strategy to all childhood vaccinations, including HPV.
  1. Strengthen vaccination communications.  Focuses on practice-wide promotion of the importance of on-time vaccination.  Includes dispelling myths, supporting positive vaccine messaging, and increasing parent confidence in vaccinations.

Questions about the IQIP program? Contact the VFC Field Representative in your area.


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