The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition has come together to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults.
Supporting and advocating for investments and policies to track adult immunization status and improve patient outcomes.
Measuring progress towards benchmarks to improve preventive care.
Increasing access to, and utilization of, vaccines among at risk populations to prevent illness.
RE: Proposed Changes to Existing Measure for HEDIS 2017: Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults (PNU)
As participants in the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) proposed modifications to the Pneumococcal Vaccination for Older Adults measure. AVAC consists of over 45 organizational leaders in health and public health that are committed to tackling the range of barriers to adult immunization and to raising ...
Statement from AVAC regarding the adult vaccine provisions of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter
The following is a statement from the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), regarding the adult vaccine provisions of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter “The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for once again recommending that Part D ...
AVAC Letter Urging Congress to Prioritize Funding for Adult Immunization-related Activities at Department of Health and Human Services
Dear Senators/Representatives: As you prepare the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, we urge you to prioritize funding for adult immunization-related activities at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Every year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases, and thousands more suffer serious health problems that cause them ...
AVAC and The Next Frontier for Immunizations – By Dale Dauten
AVAC and The Next Frontier for Immunizations By Dale Dauten In a world of massive information overload, we have to be loud and insistent with our vaccination message. Nowhere is that more true than in Washington, DC. Mike Popovich CEO, Scientific Technologies Corporation Perhaps you remember learning that the first vaccination was given in 1796. By the way, that was ...
Every American Should Have Access to Life-Saving Vaccines
April 2016 is National Minority Health Month and this week marks World Immunization Week. This year’s theme for Minority Health month is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.” Our nation has made important progress in recent years toward increasing immunization rates among all Americans. This is particularly true for children: disparities in childhood vaccination coverage across socio-demographic groups have essentially ...
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Joins Congressman Ami Bera and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham to Call for a Reduction in Financial Barriers to Vaccines
Today, Representatives, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ami Bera, and Michelle Lujan Grisham addressed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reinforce the importance of their efforts to reduce financial barriers to vaccine access in the Medicare Part D program.