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Alliant Quality, the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Georgia and North Carolina has been working on a project, for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to improve adult immunization rates in Georgia.

Under the initiative, “Improve Medicare Beneficiary Immunization Rates Through Improved Tracking, Documentation, and Reporting with a Special Focus on Reducing Immunization Health Care Disparities”, we are working with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, home health agencies, professional associations and others to move Georgia to the Healthy People 2020 goal for adult immunizations, decrease disparities in race and rural populations and improve use of electronic health record.

Alliant Quality provides opportunities in Georgia for education and networking.  Through the Learning and Action Networks, participants will receive education on best practices, share successes and lessons learned. This offers providers a great way to develop their processes and systems for immunization excellence at no charge and while working on other initiatives.

Pneumonia and influenza, both vaccine-preventable diseases, greatly impact adults age 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the influenza immunization rate for adults in Georgia over age 65 in 2013 was 54.6 percent compared to the national average of 62.6 percent. Those numbers are much lower in more rural areas.

You are invited to join Alliant Quality and over 350 health providers and organizations, representing over 130,000 of Georgia’s Medicare Beneficiaries in improving the assessment, documentation, and vaccination rates. Recruitment for the initiative has ended, but you can still participate, simply request to be placed on our email list by contacting .

Adult Immunization Quiz

Standards for Adult Immunizations Practice Poster - Download Available

Adult Immunization Patient cards



GRITS - Georgia law requires immunizers to put all immunizations in the Georgia Registry of Immunizations Transactions and Services (GRITS).  Best practice for all providers is to use the system for assessment, documentation, verification and communication.  It's fast and it's easy.  This is a free resource.

Flu Activity in Georgia - Georgia Department of Public Health

CDC Adult Immunization Quiz

General Recommendations: Storage/handling - Contraindications and Other Important CDC Documents for Immunizations

"You Call the Shots" Module: General Recommendations for Immunization Administration


Standards for Adult Immunization Practice

Vaccinating Adults: A step-by-step guide

PDSA Worksheet  |  Immunization Service Self-Assessment  | Immunization Test  |  Immunization Test with Answers

Immunization Action Coalition Online Series on Establishing a Standing Orders Protocol


Immunization Schedules (Printable)

Adult Immunizations Based on Vaccine and Age Group

Adult Immunizations Based on Medical and Other Conditions

Contraindications and Precautions to Adult Immunizations

Home Health Quality Improvement Best Practices Intervention Packages (including immunizations)



Presumptive Recommendations

2018 Immunization Schedule

Getting to the Heart of Influenza

End of Year in Review Presentation Recording

Kick-Off Call: Improving Immunization Rates in Medicare Beneficiaries in Georgia - March 2016

Adult Immunizations: Using GRITS for Improved Assessment - November 2015

Overcoming Barriers to Increase Immunizations

"Give 'em Your Best Shot" Immunization Schedule for Seniors Simplified - July 2015 ) Recording

Grits Tips and Resources - Recording

Grits with Cheese: Using GRITS to identify patients who need immunizations

Social Media 101 for Healthcare

Answering the Immunization Questions in OASIS: A Review

Making Money with Immunizations   

Using Immunizations as an Improvement Activity for MIPS


Billing Resources

Cracking the Code Training for Influenza


Professional Organizations

 American College of Physicians

Initiative to Raise the Adult Immunization Rates in Primary Care

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Geriatrics Society

Georgia Immunization Coalition

Georgia Pharmacy Association

Medical Association of Georgia



Influenza Education Required in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes

Protocol Agreement



Move the Needle Video: Increase Immunization Rates



For more information, contact:

Libby Massiah, MPA - Immunization Task Lead

Office: 678-892-3837



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