Immunization Information Systems Sentinel Site Project


Opportunity ID: 296983
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-IP18-1801
Opportunity Title: Immunization Information Systems Sentinel Site Project
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.268
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: To meet the purpose of the IIS Sentinel Site Project, eligibility for this funding opportunity is restricted to applicants described above because they have the minimum levels of data quality and population representation to ensure reliable results that can be used for immunization program decision-making.
* Applicants should consist of state, city, and county governments which are eligible for Section 317 Immunization Cooperative Agreements with a full jurisdiction population-based Immunization Information System (IIS) in the geographic area served that is authorized to report immunizations across all ages.
* Applicants must use their entire IIS geographic jurisdiction as their sentinel site area for evaluation purposes. The jurisdiction must able to accurately report vaccine coverage estimates defined by: a) IIS childhood 7-series estimate no more than 10 percentage points below the National Immunization Survey (NIS) childhood estimate, and b) IIS Td-dTap immunization coverage estimate for adolescents no more than 10 percentage points below the NIS teen estimate, c) at least 85% of immunization doses administered are submitted to and processed by the IIS within 30 days of vaccine administration, d) the authorization for the IIS to collect immunization across the lifespan. Finally, the Immunization Information Systems Annual Report (IISAR) is an annual assessment used to monitor progress towards Healthy People 2020 objectives. The data contained in the IISAR should be used to assess awardee performance in developing, maintaining, and enhancing IIS activities. Applicants will be required to provide an explaination for any differences 5% or greater from data previously reported in IISAR.
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-NCIRD
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – NCIRD
Posted Date: Aug 31, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 31, 2017
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Jan 03, 2018
Fiscal Year: 2018
Award Ceiling: $450,000
Award Floor: $300,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $18,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: In an effort to support the development and improvement of public health capacity of Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and their staff, the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supported a pilot volunteer group of IIS in 2001 to explore the use of the IIS data to achieve public health goals. Following the success of this pilot, NCIRD formally established the IIS Sentinel Site Project, providing supplemental funding to awardees with high quality IIS data. Six awardees were funded during 2004-2007, eight during 2008-2012, and six during 2013-2017. Data from the IIS Sentinel Site Project have been increasingly used to monitor vaccine coverage, assess uptake of new vaccines, monitor vaccine shortages, assess compliance with national recommendations, and conduct other vaccine-related analyses. Examples of investigations include assessing vaccination coverage of seasonal influenza vaccine, uptake of meningococcal B vaccine, and providing data to inform discussions and recommendations by decision makers, including the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). IIS have timely population-based provider-verified immunization data. Thus, they can serve as excellent data sources for vaccine studies, particularly when information is needed rapidly to inform public health activities and policy decisions. The high quality, completeness, and timeliness of the IIS Sentinel Sites’ data has positioned this consortium as the primary source of vaccination data during the early phases of a pandemic vaccine response. IIS Sentinel Sites have also made substantial contributions to evaluations of the IIS system functionality and the use of the IIS to support broader immunization program activities. Some examples include the development of analytic methodologies that are specific to IIS data (e.g., use of IIS for vaccine effectiveness studies) and interoperability solutions to address functionality issues between the IIS and EHR to ensure high quality data. Sentinel Site staff have also worked with CDC researchers to provide state perspectives on immunization issues and provided helpful feedback to communities such as the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) and workgroups including the Modeling of Immunization Registry Operation Workgroup (MIROW) in determining best practices in the immunization community. ­­­IIS Sentinel Sites have the primary responsibility to report data to CDC to monitor vaccine uptake, timely administration of doses, and vaccination coverage from the populations represented in the jurisdiction. Although the IIS Sentinel Sites are currently able to capture and report a high proportion of pediatric vaccinations, there are significantly fewer administered adult vaccine doses that are captured and reported to the IIS. One of the required components of this funding will be to continue improvements to the completeness, timeliness, and data quality for records of vaccinations administered to adults.
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