Introduce the quality improvement (QI) approach and explain the focus on HPV vaccination.
Give a clear explanation for what the program should accomplish. Participants should understand that they are responsible for conducting QI activities and that you will provide follow-up coverage estimates. Highlighting low HPV vaccine coverage is also important because not all clinicians understand the extent of the problem or feel urgency about addressing it.
- This is a quality improvement program. Today’s visit is a chance to make a plan for improving adolescent immunization in your clinic. You can think of it as a mini-experiment.
- I’m going to share a report that shows how your clinic is currently doing immunizing its adolescent patient population. Then, we’ll set a goal for improvement. We’ll talk about ways to meet that goal, and I’ll ask you to share our plan with others in the clinic. In a few months, I’ll send you an updated report, and at that point, we can see if the improvement plan worked.
- We’ll talk about all three adolescent vaccines today, but we’re going to focus on HPV vaccine. We’re concerned about HPV vaccination because far fewer adolescents get HPV vaccine than Tdap or meningococcal vaccines. We’re missing a really important opportunity to protect kids from cancer. That’s why improving HPV vaccine coverage is a priority for our state.