Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers (IQIP) is the national, Vaccines for Children (VFC) provider-level quality improvement program. The focus of the program is to support the implantation of strategies in provider offices to increase on-time vaccination of children and adolescents.
IQIP is a 12-month process where Wisconsin Immunization Program staff and VFC providers collaborate to identify and implement quality improvement strategies.
The goal of IQIP is to increase on-time vaccination of children and adolescents with all vaccine recommendations by the advisory committee for immunization practices (ACIP), by reducing missed opportunities to vaccinate and improve immunization delivery practices at the provider level. The Immunization Program strives to meet the Healthy People 2020 goal of increasing the percentage of providers who have had vaccination coverage levels among children in their practice population measured within the past year.
What is the IQIP process?
IQIP is a 12-month process where Wisconsin Immunization Program staff and provider quality improvement staff work together to improve on time vaccination.
The first step is to meet face-to-face to discuss provider workflow, clinic data, decide on quality improvement strategies and a plan to implement them.
Then at two and six months after the first meeting, Immunization Program staff and provider staff will meet to review progress, and update the strategy and implementation plans.
Finally, 12 months after the first meeting, we'll review the progress toward strategy implantation and review the vaccine coverage change.
I am a health care provider interested in participating in IQIP for my practice, how do I get involved?
If you are a VFC provider and are interested in participating in the IQIP program, please contact your regional office staff representative.
If you are not a part of the VFC program and are interested in participating in IQIP, please contact Sarah Born.
What other IQIP resources are available?
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) IQIP webpage includes an overview and resources.
Suggestions for improving your Immunization Practices (PDF) from the Immunization Action Coalition.
The Community Guide links to evidence-based quality improvement strategies.
Overview of the quality improvement process from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Provider resources for adolescent immunizations from the CDC.