Join our 2023 WA-CHIP Immunizations Learning Collaborative
WCAAP’s child health improvement partnership (WA-CHIP) can help your clinic improve child and adolescent vaccines in ways we know are efficient AND effective.
Our fifth cohort of the WA-CHIP Immunizations Learning Collaborative is kicking off in April 2023 and we are seeking clinics in King County in areas with a high social vulnerability index to participate.
To join, least 50% of kids a clinic serves need to be on Medicaid, and/or the clinic needs to be located in an area with a high social vulnerability index. If you are receiving this email, we have identified your work address as being in a high social vulnerability zip code. You can review this map to confirm eligibility.
What is Social Vulnerability?
The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) helps state, local, and federal planning officials identify the locations of their most vulnerable populations. This work builds on research that examines vulnerability as a social condition, or a measure of the resilience of population groups. The SVI includes sociodemographic attributes, such as age, race, employment, housing, transportation, and economic status.
The WA-CHIP Approach
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.
- Implement a meaningful, feasible and sustained focus on childhood and adolescent vaccines.
- Employ an equity lens to identify health care gaps for your unique patient population by race, ethnicity, and language.
- Lean on expert support and guidance, with best practice resources at your disposal.
Through the WA-CHIP Immunization Learning Collaborative, our team was able to improve our vaccination rate in a significant way, reducing missed opportunities to vaccinate by 37% over six months. It changed how we screen, alert, and provide vaccination, from the time the patient walks in the office to the time the patient leaves.
– Andy Vu, MD, Unibe Care Family Medicine