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Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

IKC Adolescent Immunization Innovation Grant: Call for Proposals

Immunize Kansas Coalition

Calling all Kansas providers working to improve immunization rates! The Immunize Kansas Coalition (IKC) seeks to provide recognition awards for local quality improvement activities that support evidence-based practices and measurable increases in HPV, meningococcal and Tdap vaccination rates among adolescents in Kansas. Please review the full proposal, timelines and registration form (due November 30, 2017).

Four grants, $5,000 each, will be awarded following the successful demonstration of an immunization rate increase in a clinical practice setting. Providers interested in the recognition awards must register their intent by November 30, 2017.

Who is eligible? These innovation grants (limited to clinical practice settings in Kansas) are open to the following four categories, and one award winner will be selected from each category:

  • Local public health departments; 
  • Residency programs in family medicine or pediatrics;
  • Safety net clinics (e.g., federally qualified health centers, community health centers); and 
  • Providers and clinics directly involved in the delivery of immunization services for adolescents in Kansas.

IKC wants to recognize these activities because Kansas adolescents (age 13–17) rank 41st in the nation for HPV vaccination rates and 45th for meningococcal vaccination rates.