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Improving Vaccination Rates to Prevent Cancer

State: Iowa

Submitted Date: 2015

Public Health Issue

Immunization Program Needed a Better Way to Share Data with Providers

  • The Iowa Immunization Program needed an efficient way to give vaccine providers data on human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination coverage rates up to 4 times a year. This information could help providers see how well they were meeting their young patients’ need for this vaccine.
  • The Immunization Program also needed a better process to enter data for each of 650 providers into individual fact sheets.
Program Action

Tracking Adapts Data Display Tool to Reach Vaccine Providers

  • The Iowa Public Health Tracking Program helped the Immunization Program by adapting the program’s cardiovascular disease and air quality data display tool. This dashboard allows users to view data in multiple ways and to create county-specific fact sheets that show the information in an easy-to-read format.
  • With the customized dashboard, the Immunization Program could more efficiently generate fact sheets with provider-specific data on HPV vaccination coverage, reducing steps and saving a significant amount of staff time.
Impact

Tracking Adapts Data Display Tool to Reach Vaccine Providers

  • The Iowa Public Health Tracking Program helped the Immunization Program by adapting the program’s cardiovascular disease and air quality data display tool. This dashboard allows users to view data in multiple ways and to create county-specific fact sheets that show the information in an easy-to-read format.
  • With the customized dashboard, the Immunization Program could more efficiently generate fact sheets with provider-specific data on HPV vaccination coverage, reducing steps and saving a significant amount of staff time.
Contact
Iowa Public Health Tracking Program
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/EHS/EPHT.aspx