James M. Adams, RS, MPH
Jon Elias, MD
Diane Thompson, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing
Seasonal Flu Program
Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS
Couples HIV Testing
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Canton City Health Department
420 Market Avenue, North
Canton, OH 44702
To schedule an AFIX or MOBI, 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) is a free, statewide, provider immunization education and training program developed just for health-care providers. This continuing education program, which trains practices in techniques to improve immunization rates, is offered through the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, and funded by the Ohio Department of Health with technical assistance from the National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. MOBI is a one hour in-office continuing education quality improvement program provided by trained vaccine experts. Offices targeted include pediatric and family medicine practices throughout Ohio. MOBI aims to raise immunization rates among Ohio's children by teaching physicians and their entire staff evidence-based strategies to overcome barriers to immunization.
To schedule an AFIX or MOBI or to request additional information, please click here. A nurse from the Canton City Health Department will contact your practice 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.