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ICAAP Immunization Initiatives focus on immunization education for providers, policy, and advocacy developed in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

ICAAP Immunization Initiatives began with the Reaching Our Goals: Immunization Provider Education (ROG) educational program developed in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Heath and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The ROG office-based educational program provides healthcare providers with the ability to develop and/or increase their knowledge, skills, and professional performance on childhood and adolescent immunizations to standards recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

See below for a full list of ICAAP Immunization Initiatives.

Reaching Our Goals: Immunization Provider Education Presentation

The Reaching Our Goals: Immunization Provider Education program is presented to hospitals, clinics, FQHC, and practices throughout the state. The ROG program provides pediatricians, family physicians, nurses and other pediatric health care professionals the ability to develop and/or increase their knowledge, skills, and professional performance on immunization to various standards recommended by AAP policy. Participating practices will also receive a comprehensive resource binder and reference books.

Illinois Comprehensive Automated Registry Exchange (I-CARE)

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has developed a means to share immunization records in an effort to increase immunization coverage of our state’s two-year olds to 90%. To maximize effectiveness and encourage state-wide participation, IDPH will provide the system, set it up and conduct training at no charge to health care providers.

I-CARE already benefits more than 300 medical practices.  Implementing this system is free, easy, and will benefit your patients and your bottom line.  [...more]

Vaccines for Children Program

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded, state administered program that provides free vaccines to eligible children ages 18 and younger. Vaccines are provided free at no cost to the provider or the patient, although providers may charge an administration fee.

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To learn more about ICAAP’s Immunization Initiatives and the ROG program, please contact:

Sandra Han, MA
Director, Immunizations and Related Programs
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026 ext. 221
Fax: 312/733-1791
shan@illinoisaap.com

Anne Wong
Manager, Immunization Initiatives
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext. 206
Fax: 312/733-1791
awong@illinoisaap.com

Melissa Bustamante
Project Coordinator, Immunization and Related Programs
1400 W Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext. 216
Fax: 312/733/1791
mbustamante@illinoisaap.com