WA-CHIP Immunizations Learning Collaborative: Seeking Clinics for our 5th Cohort

Our fifth cohort of the WA-CHIP Immunizations Learning Collaborative is kicking off April 2023 and we are seeking clinics in King County in areas with a high social vulnerability index to participate.

Through WA-CHIP we provide coaching and resources from expert faculty from WCAAP, Seattle Children’s, the Washington State Department of Health, and Public Health Seattle & King County, as well as a community of peer clinics from which to learn. The project helps clinics implement meaningful, feasible and sustained focus on childhood and adolescent vaccines. Our initiative includes an equity lens to support each participating clinic to identify health care gaps for their patient population by race, ethnicity, and language.

Since WA-CHIP began in 2019 we have served 32 clinics statewide and supported meaningful improvements in vaccination rates.

  • Cohort 1: 4 clinics reduced missed opportunities to vaccinate by up to 20%.
  • Cohort 2: 9 clinics successfully contacted 2,438 adolescents needing vaccinations and reduced their missed opportunities to vaccinate by 39%.
  • Cohort 3: 10 clinics reduced missed opportunities to vaccinate by up to 20% — on average missed opportunities reduced by 7% across clinics.
  • Cohorts 4: Expanded to both childhood and adolescent vaccines. Nine clinics reduced their missed opportunities to vaccinate by 21% as of September.

While taking on something new might be hard to imagine today, WA-CHIP can support your clinic’s focus and efficacy overcoming vaccine gaps and reclaiming a focus on preventive health care.

To learn more contact DeAnna Dudley at ddudley@wcaap.org.

Flyer: https://wcaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/WA-CHIP-Flyer-Cohort-5.pdf