National College Health Immunization Collaborative

Join the National College Health Immunization Collaborative, a quality improvement collaborative focused on increasing influenza, HPV, and MenB vaccination rates on college campuses nationally.

As the first of its kind in higher education, this Collaborative will support campuses in addressing the multi-level factors that impact immunization rates through rapid testing, adaptation, implementation, and dissemination of best practices using quality improvement methods and a shared learning approach.   Participating in this new national Collaborative is a unique and high impact opportunity for learning, networking, improving, and leading within and across our institutions in developing new knowledge; bringing about change that will increase immunization rates; reducing the incidence of vaccine preventable disease on our campuses; and ensuring that our students are healthier and our campuses safer.  No prior experience with quality improvement or vaccination delivery needed.

Together, we will:

LEARN.  We will generate new understanding of the vaccine preventable diseases that can impact our campuses.  We will strengthen our quality improvement capabilities and our capacities to implement best practices and evidence based interventions to increase vaccination rates.

NETWORK.  We will share successes, challenges, and work towards common goals. We will collaborate with our public health experts, quality improvement faculty, and each other and leverage the synergies of our collective knowledge, skills, and experience.

IMPROVE.  Starting small and spreading our successes, we will improve our processes and systems across the domains of community engagement, system design, decision support, information systems, self-management, and healthcare organization.  We will track our individual and collective improvements through shared metrics to allow us to benchmark among ourselves and against national standards.

LEAD. We will be at the forefront in leading efforts within and across our institutions in developing new knowledge and learnings; bring about change that will increase immunization rates; reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable disease on our campuses; and ensure that our students are healthier and our campuses safer.