Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers (IQIP)

IQIP is CDC’s national, provider-level immunization quality improvement program. IQIP replaces CDC’s AFIX program on July 1, 2019. The purpose of IQIP is to promote and support the implementation of provider-level immunization quality improvement strategies designed to increase vaccine uptake among children and adolescents in adherence to the routine schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). IQIP provides technical assistance to support three core quality improvement strategies plus one optional custom quality improvement strategy developed at the awardee level to advance immunization priorities.

IQIP provides technical assistance to support three core quality improvement strategies plus one optional custom quality improvement strategy developed at the awardee level to advance immunization priorities.

IQIP quality improvement strategies*

1. Schedule the next immunization visit before the patient leaves the office

2. Leverage IIS functionality
3. Give a strong vaccine recommendation**
4. Optional, awardee-developed strategy

*Providers must select at least 2 strategies to implement or improve (if already implemented)

**Include HPV if the provider has adolescent patients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IQIP process
 Initial site visit

- Review baseline vaccination coverage data

- Select quality improvement strategies

- Provide technical assistance

- Create a strategy implementation plan

 2-month and 6-month check-ins

- Review progress toward strategy implementation

- Provide technical assistance

- Update strategy implementation plan

 12-month follow-up

- Review progress toward strategy implementation

- Provide technical assistance

- Review post-intervention vaccination coverage changes