K-CHIP expands to become WA-CHIP

Tatiana Sarkhosh, MPH
WCAAP Program Manager

We are excited to announce that the King County Child Health Improvement Partnership (K-CHIP) has officially transitioned into the Washington Child Health Improvement Partnership (WA-CHIP). Our second cohort of clinics is launching soon with an addition of four clinics from Spokane to our existing six King County practices. The second cohort includes Eastgate Public Health, MultiCare Maple Valley, MultiCare Kent Family Medicine, Virginia Mason Kirkland, Virginia Mason Federal Way, SeaMar Federal Way, The Kids Clinic, CHAS Maple Street Clinic, Providence Northpointe, and Providence Spokane Valley. Our team is also supporting two additional clinics, CHAS Spokane Valley and Providence Indian Trail, with curriculum and HEDIS data.

To reflect and respond to the changing primary care context and challenges, our cohort will focus their interventions on reminder/recall to make sure kids are being immunized. Interventions will include starting a reminder/recall process or enhancing existing efforts for some practices. All ten clinics will receive technical assistance and coaching from our team of faculty and vaccine and QI experts, as well as the ability to review their clinic’s visualized missed opportunity data and collaborate with other clinics in the cohort during virtual meetings.

Our team would like to thank Dan Moorman (WCAAP member) and Mike Barsotti (WCAAP Vice President) for recognizing the value the KCHIP learning collaborative could hold for their community in Spokane, and asking WCAAP to bring the adolescent immunizations cohort to Spokane.

Thank you to the Department of Health for providing financial and technical support for us to expand the collaborative. We look forward to kicking off the cohort on June 23rd.


Vaccine Reminder-Recall to Address New School Requirements and COVID-19 Impact on Vaccinations

Presented by:

The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Washington State Department of Health

Learn updated information on immunization requirements for fall attendance in Washington schools and licensed childcare and ways healthcare practitioners can reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination practices.

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Time: 7:00— 8:00 a.m.


  • Annika Hofstetter MD, PhD, MPH
  • Katherine Graff BSN, RN
  • Chrystal Averette, MPH

Facilitator: Phillip Wiltzius MS, CHES

Register for the webinar athttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5574436399089185295.