GSA created the National Adult Vaccination Program (NAVP) with the purpose of affecting policy and improving adult immunization rates to achieve the Healthy People 2020 Goals. The goals of NAVP seek to:

  1. diffuse evidence-based immunization information,
  2. affect policy through partnership,
  3. support GSA members making change in their practices to improve adult immunization rates, and
  4. drive sustainable solutions for gaps in knowledge and practice.

For a history of activities, read below. 

2011

The GSA National Adult Vaccination Program launches!

2012

The NAVP hosted a scientific summit to lay the foundation for its work. Several summary papers were published. 

 

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2013

A workgroup was developed to provide oversight to the program and a 2nd summit was held to develop actionable plans.

 

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2015

The NAVP took exciting steps to grow the program, including developing a training program, hosting a summit on influenza in older adults, and growing partnerships. 

  • Developed the Immunization Champions, Advocates, and Mentors Program (ICAMP). After a pilot in Dallas, another 1.5 day training was held in Chicago.
  • Collaborated with the American Pharmacist Association to host additional immunization training for pharmacists.
  • Launched e-newsletter with two editions. Joining the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition and presenting at the HHS Healthy Aging Summit.
  • Hosted Focus on the Flu summit with report and webinar.

 

2016

Work flourished in 2016 with additional trainings of immunization champions, establishing regular updates via the monthly newsletter, and co-hosting a congress on financing. 

  • Hosted 4 1.5 day ICAMP trainings in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Phoenix and a half day training at Oschner Health System in New Orleans. There were over 300 total attendees.
  • Established monthly e-newsletter with 12 editions.
  • Co-organized and hosted the 3rd National Immunization Congress: Financing Across the Lifespan
  • Partnered with Generations United and the American Academy of Pediatrics to promote the Bandage of Honor campaign and participated in National Influenza Vaccination Week on social media.