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.
Statement of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition National Vaccine Advisory Committee
The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) consists of over 50 organizational leaders in health and public health who are committed to tackling the range of barriers to adult immunization and to raising awareness of its importance. AVAC works towards common legislative and regulatory solutions that will strengthen and enhance access to adult immunization across the health care system. As you ...
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements
August 26, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1648-P P.O. Box 80136 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 RE: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements To Whom It May Concern: AVAC appreciates the opportunity to offer comments in response ...
Medicare Program: End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Coverage and Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals with Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program
August 23, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1651-P P.O. Box 8010 Baltimore, MD 21244-8010 To Whom It May Concern: As members of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Medicare Program End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) prospective payment proposed rule. AVAC includes more than fifty organizational ...
Quality over quantity: making the case for vaccines – Michael Hodin, Ph.D and William Schaffner, M.D. discuss in op-ed
Consider the following numbers: 49,000. 200,000. 10.4 billion. 1. 49,000 is the number of deaths each year in the United States due to flu-related complications. 200,000 is the number of annual flu -related hospitalizations. 10.4 billion dollars is the annual cost to the US healthcare system due to flu. And 1 is the vaccine recommended annually for all individuals age 6 months and older to prevent flu. Then why ...
AVAC Celebrates Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month, a time for honoring and celebrating older adults who have educated us, motivated us, inspired us, and—most importantly—cared for us. Now it’s our chance to redouble our efforts to make sure we care for them. That’s why the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) joined the Administration for Community Living this month to raise awareness about ...
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 the same year ...