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To schedule a MOBI, TIES or AFIX, please click here.

The goal of the Stark County Immunization Action Program (IAP) is to reduce and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases among Ohio's children. The Immunization Program provides the following services:

AFIX/MOBI for Health Care Providers

Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and Exchange (AFIX) AFIX is a quality improvement strategy to raise immunization coverage levels and improve standards of practice at the provider level. The program involves: Assessment of the healthcare provider's vaccination coverage levels and immunization practices, Feedback of results to the provider along with recommended strategies to improve coverage levels, Incentives to recognize and reward improved performance, and eXchange of healthcare information and resources necessary to facilitate improvement.

The AFIX approach presents an excellent educational program, encourages private and public partnerships, and increases awareness among immunization providers.

Maximizing Office Based Immunization (MOBI) and Teen Immunization Education Sessions (TIES) are helpful in providing evidence based strategies to medical providers to overcome barriers to immunization opportunities. MOBI will focus on improving best practices to increase vaccination coverage. TIES will focus on improving vaccination in one of the most vulnerable stages of life, the adolescent years. This free service is made possible through the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which is funded by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) with technical assistance from the National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Both the MOBI and TIES presentations are approved for one hour of continuing education (CE) credit. A public health nurse with extensive vaccine experience will target Pediatricians and Family Practice Physicians that provide immunizations. Unfortunately immunization coverage rates among Ohio’s children are ranked nationally among the lowest in the United States. MOBI and TIES trainings will offer useful education to physicians and their staff members which will enable them to educate their families about the role that vaccines have in keeping our children healthy.

To discuss scheduling a MOBI/TIES/AFIX for your practice or to request additional information, please click here.  A nurse from the Canton City Health Department will contact you within 2 business days after submission of the form.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What is the AFIX program?

The AFIX program is a free quality improvement program for all immunization providers. According to the CDC, routine assessment and feedback of vaccination rates for individual providers or provider sites is one of the most effective strategies for achieving high, sustainable vaccine coverage.

 

What about confidentiality?

The assessment is confidential, non-judgmental, and HIPAA compliant.

 

Can you come to our office and provide education/training for our staff?

Absolutely! The IAP provides a continuing education program, MOBI, free to all providers and staff. We also speak on any immunization topic, customized to your office needs.

 

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