K-CHIP Update: Adolescent Immunizations Learning Collaborative

Tatiana Sarkhosh, MPH
Program Manager, WCAAP

We are halfway through our first cohort cycle of the King County Child Health Improvement Partnership adolescent immunizations learning collaborative! Participating clinics include Valley Medical Center – Covington Clinic South; Neighborcare Health – Columbia City; Mary Bridge Pediatrics – Covington; and Pediatrics Northwest – Federal Way.

Our team has been incredibly impressed with the level of engagement and commitment of practices to learn best practices, track and report missed opportunity data, and share intervention updates with our cohort. The faculty experts continue to provide invaluable information for the practice leads including strategies for effective patient and family communication, quality improvement coaching, and designing and implementing unique interventions to fit the needs of the individual practice.

In addition to our learning collaborative cohort, the King County Child Health Improvement Partnership steering committee met in October to establish a shared vision of the policy and systems-level work they want to address in the next year.

We are in active recruitment mode now for the second cohort and have already enrolled a number of motivated and energetic practices to join the next cycle, including MultiCare Maple Valley Family Medicine & Pediatrics and MultiCare Kent Family Medicine, Sea Mar Federal Way, and Public Health Eastgate. If your practice is located in King County and is interested in joining our second adolescent immunizations cohort, please contact Tatiana Sarkhosh at tsarkhosh@wcaap.org. We are also working on plans to expand this initiative to Spokane. If you are interested in future opportunities for Spokane, please also contact Tatiana.