Teen Immunization Education Sessions (TIES)

Project Timeline

  • Current:
    • Pediatric and family practices and health departments may participate in the program at any time during the calendar year by contacting the TIES Program Manager, Melanie Farkas, or the TIES Trainer at their local health department.
    • The TIES  Advisory and Program Teams gather multiple times a year to consider updates to the program, including when updated immunization schedules are released each February and when the National Immunization Survey (NIS) results are released each September.
  • Upcoming:
    • The TIES Team works with our Advisory Team, Quality Improvement Consultant and immunization experts around the state to continuously improve the program. The program is updated at least twice a year — when the updated immunization schedules are released each February by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics and when the National Immunization survey (NIS) data is released each September. Other updates are made as need warrants.
    • The team is also working on many updates for the future of this program, including covering counties in Ohio that do not have the Immunization Action Plan (IAP) grants to fund their county trainer and creating online modules with enduring CME.
  • Past:
    • In 2014 and 2015, TIES Trainers conducted 194 trainings in 46 counties in Ohio, with 1,682 health care providers in attendance.