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Program Annual Progress Assessments

Description: 

The data for this objective come from the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program Management Survey, a subset of the Program Annual Progress Assessments. The VFC Management Survey is a web-based data collection tool immunization programs (immunization awardees) receiving VFC funding are required to complete and submit to CDC annually by March 1st. The survey collects aggregated data collected from site visits made to public and private providers and provides an overview of grantees’ immunization policies, VFC and AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange) program activities, and accountability measures. The survey responses are self-reported by immunization awardees.

Data Years Available: 
2003-present
Periodicity: 
Annual
Mode of Collection: 
Survey: Self-administered Internet questionnaire required to be completed by all immunization grantees receiving VFC funding.
Selected Content: 
Information obtained on VFC provider enrollment, immunization program policies, allegations of fraud and abuse, immunization program staffing levels for VFC and AFIX activities, number and type of site visits conducted to provider offices, quality assurance measures for VFC site visits, and immunization coverage rates for those receiving assessments.
Population Covered: 
Immunization awardees receiving funding for VFC and AFIX activities and providers enrolled/participating in the VFC program.
Methodology: 
All 61 immunization awardees receiving funding for VFC and AFIX activities are required to respond to VFC Management Survey annually. The questionnaire is web-based and self-reported by awardees.
Response Rates and Sample Size: 
The response rate is 100%. All 61 immunization awardees receiving funding for the VFC program are required to respond.
Interpretation Issues: 
The information is provided by 61 immunization awardees receiving funding for VFC and AFIX activities. The percentage of providers receiving assessments (metric for IID-17) is based on assessment visits conducted to VFC-enrolled providers for a given immunization awardee.