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IID-17.1 Data Details

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IID-17.1 Increase the percentage of public health providers who have had vaccination coverage levels among children in their practice population measured within the past year

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Program Annual Progress Assessments
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
40.0 (2009)
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
These targets are consistent with program policies and goals. Assessment and feedback is a critical method for increasing immunization rates, and current baseline levels are inadequate. Historically, programmatic goals placed greater emphasis on increasing private provider assessment than public provider assessment because more vaccines are given in the private sector. Despite this focus, private provider assessment rates have remained lower than public provider assessment rates. Setting the same target for public and private providers will encourage better overall participation in provider assessment and feedback.

Number of public provider sites that routinely provided immunizations in the past year to children aged 6 years and under and participated in a provider assessment at least once in the past year


Number of public provider sites that routinely provided immunizations in the past year to children aged 6 years and under

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Data are the percent of Vaccines for Children (VFC) enrolled providers that had assessments of their immunization coverage rates as part of the Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange (AFIX) process.

    A provider site is a service delivery location that maintains permanent records, excluding temporary locations or mobile immunization clinics or fairs and the like. Well-child clinics and immunization-only clinics in the same location were counted as separate sites only if they maintain separate sets of records.

    Public providers include health department clinics, community/migrant health centers, Indian Health Service/Tribal health clinics, or other public providers (e.g., any other public clinic that provides immunizations, such as a county medical center outpatient clinic).

    Private providers are individual or group primary care or pediatric practices and may include providers for which some or all of their clients are members of different managed care plans or managed care organizations. A public provider assessment is an assessment that includes a review of a random sample (or 100 percent) of immunization records. The assessment may have been conducted by project, clinic, or contractual personnel. A private provider assessment is an assessment that includes a review of immunization records either through a manual sample or through the use of an immunization registry. The assessment may have been conducted either by immunization project staff, through a contractual agreement that provides this service, or by the provider itself, in cooperation with the immunization project staff.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2012, the data source changed from Annual Immunization Assessment Reports, CDC, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) to Program Annual Progress Assessments, CDC, NCIRD. Program Annual Progress Assessments is a more accurate data source for this objective. The Annual Immunization Assessment Reports (former data source) is only one part of the Program Annual Progress Assessments. The former data source cannot be found using search engines; the updated data source is more user-friendly for all Healthy People 2020 stakeholders and the public audience.