Maximizing Office Based Immunization (MOBI) and Teen Immunization Education Sessions (TIES)

Summary of Previous Work

MOBI-ProgramsThe Maximizing Office Based Immunization (MOBI) was created in 1996 and has trained hundreds of practices and thousands of health care workers over the past nearly 20 years. The MOBI trainers, who are public health nurses working for local health departments under Immunization Action Plan (IAP) grants, conducted 554 trainings in 57 counties across the state.
Pre- and Post- Surveys gathered in 2014 show an overall increase in knowledge on immunization-related questions. In addition, follow-up surveys sho
wed 75% of practices that choose a strategy at the conclusion of the training hour were continuing to implement that strategy.
Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 3.58.05 PMThe 2014 National Immunization Survey, released in August 2015, showed Ohio immunization rates rose from the previous year. Ohio’s rate of children ages 19-35 months fully immunized was 68.1% in 2014.  While that was an improvement from 63.4% in 2013, Ohio is still below the national rate of 71.6% and far below the goal of 90%.