National Learning & Action Network Series: May 2017

Topic: Immunization: Everyone’s Responsibility

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017


This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Event Description:

This event focused on strategies to increase immunization rates in Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare workers by aligning with the CMS Quality Strategy goal to work with communities to promote best practices of healthy living.

Click here to view the event flyer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least two barriers to immunizing adults.
  • Describe how to leverage the multi-task practice transformation to improve immunization rates.
  • Identify at least two strategies to improve collaboration between clinicians and pharmacies.
  • Describe at least two techniques used to improve immunization rates of healthcare workers.

Meet the Speakers:

Shiree Southerland, PhD, RN, BSN
Health Insurance Specialist
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


David Kim, MD
Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Kevin King, MD
Kirkwood Family Medicine
Mercy Clinic East


Pamela Sikes, RN, MHS, CCM
Clinical Outcomes Manager
Mercy Clinic East


Nicole O’Kane
Clinical Director


Jeff West, MPH, RN
Quality Improvement Principal
Qualis Health


Sneak Peek:

Hear from speaker Dr. David Kim as he reviews the event details. Click on the below graphic to view the sneak peek.

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