Virtual HPV Vaccination Quality Improvement Program

Online Registration

Ohio Academy of Family Physicians members and their practice teams have the unique opportunity to take part in a virtual quality improvement (QI) project to improve Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination rates in adolescents – improving patient care and meeting ongoing board certification requirements.

Teams will have access to recorded presentations delivered by expert speakers in HPV-related cancer care, with topics ranging from the clinical background of HPV-related cancers, up-to-date guidelines, the importance of QI in patient care and population health as a whole, and best practices for team-based intervention implementation in everyday practice. Additional content will be available including data collection tools, website links to evidence-based resources, and more.

This program is free and available for the first 15 practice teams to register.

Selected teams will join a kick-off meeting in mid-January 2023 to gain further insight into the program, review practice expectations, and have a chance to meet other team participants. Following the kick-off, teams will engage in a three-month intervention period (February – April 2023) to improve vaccination rates. After three months of change, teams will measure outcomes against their baseline rates and determine an action plan for continued improvement.

After participating in the three-month program, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the necessity of implementing interventions to improve HPV vaccination rates in adolescents.
  • Describe best practices for team-based approaches to care.
  • Perform an assessment in the practice to identify opportunities for improvement HPV vaccination rates.
  • Select and implement a quality improvement plan (QIP) based on identified opportunities for improvement in HPV vaccination rates.
  • Perform a post-assessment to measure improvement produced by implementation of a QIP for improving HPV vaccination rates.
  • Streamline office protocols, build stronger team comradery, and better understand the importance that patient engagement has on individual and community health.
Selected Practices Must
  • Participate in a welcome kick-off Zoom call to review the outline of the program, clinical background, and expectations. This call will be held in mid-January 2023. As many team members as possible are encouraged to attend, but at least one team member must join.
  • Review four pre-recorded educational webinars at a time most convenient for them (access will be provided to registered teams on a password protected portion of the OAFP site).
  • Submit baseline and outcomes data for the following measures:
    • Percentage of patients age 11 – 26 with at least 1 HPV vaccine.
    • Percentage of patients age 11 – 26 with completed HPV vaccine series.
    • Percentage of patients with completed HPV vaccination series by age 13 (NQF 1407, MIPS #394, HEDIS measure), if possible.
    • Baseline data will be due in early February and outcomes data will be due in early May.
  • Require at least one team member to participate in a check-in Zoom call in March.
  • Complete a post-program evaluation.
  • Complete a physician attestation form for American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) credit. Note: each physician team member requesting credit will need to submit this form but can use the same data for baseline and outcomes.
Participating Practices Will Receive
  • ABFM Family Medicine Certification (FMC) Performance Improvement (PI) Activity points, fulfilling an ABFM PI requirement and earning 20 ABFM points.
  • AAFP Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PICME) credits.
  • Continuing medical education (CME) credits for watching the recorded educational webinars.
  • A $500 stipend (provided to practice once outcomes data, program evaluation, and physician attestation form(s) are submitted).

CME and Family Medicine Certification

This program has been submitted to the AAFP for PI CME credit and ABFM FMC points. Determination of credit is pending. It is anticipated that participants in the program will earn up to 20 PI Prescribed credits through the AAFP and up to 20 PI points in the ABFM FMC program. Plus additional CME credit for watching the recorded webinars.

Non-physician members of the care team can also claim CME credit for completion of this program, as all credits are transferable to most national organizations. 

Questions

If you have questions regarding this QI program, please contact Director of Foundation and Strategic Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327. 

This QI initiative is supported by a grant provided by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Bureau of Health Improvement & Wellness, Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) through financial support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under Cooperative Agreement NU58DP007097.