The Teen Immunization Education Sessions — or TIES — program trains practices in evidence-based strategies to overcome barriers to adolescent immunizations with a goal of all adolescents being immunized according to the ACIP schedule. The goal is that this education will lead to office system changes and result in a sustained increase in Ohio’s immunization rates. This program is provided by the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics with funding by the Ohio Department of Health with a federal grant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has partnered with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care to provide additional education on the immunization of adolescents in the juvenile justice system. Multiple studies have shown that adolescents in the system have many unmet health needs including incomplete immunizations. Providing immunizations while youth are in a correctional facility presents an opportunity to close this care gap and is one of the most cost effective interventions which can done in preventive care.
Providers are welcome to take part in a one hour CME education on adolescent vaccines. In addition, the Ohio AAP has developed an eight minute special addendum that includes information specific to teens in the juvenile justice system. Ohio AAP resources were used to develop this addendum.
Step 1: Take the TIES On-Demand Learning Module, presented by Robert W. Frenck, Jr., MD, FAAP. This is a video module that provides one hour of CME. Click here to begin.
If you do not plan to claim the CME, you may view the video alone by clicking here.
Step 2: Watch the TIES Immunizations for Adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System Special Addendum, presented by Paula K. Braverman, MD, FAAP by clicking here. This video is eight minutes in length. After registering at the link above, you will also receive an email with access to some online resources.
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