Immunization Awards - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Immunization Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Immunization Award winners!

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Giebink Award
County Awards
Clinic Awards

Giebink Award

The G. Scott Giebink Award for Excellence in Immunization is given annually to an organization that exhibits leadership, good strategy, and strong advocacy for immunization. This year’s award also focused on active and innovative participation in the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC), Minnesota's immunization information system.

2016 Winner
Indian Health Board
As their nomination stated, Indian Health Board was deserving of this award because they are a “great example of how a small clinic with limited resources can really benefit when using MIIC actively.” Indian Health Board has been able to achieve high immunization coverage for their clinic population by utilizing MIIC features such as the immunization assessment reports to monitoring trends over time. They have also utilized MIIC to update their patient list by removing those who are no longer seen in their practice. This has led to excellent data quality as they continue to assess immunization rates. Indian Health Board was also the first organization to have bi-directional data exchange with MIIC. They send almost 400 administered shots per month and between 400-800 historical shots per month.

County Awards

These annual awards are given to counties that have high immunization rates among their pediatric and adolescent patients.

Pediatric award criteria:

  • Population based: 4 categories, based on number of 2-year-olds residing in the county
  • Counties were assessed for coverage of the 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series (4+ DTaP, 3+ polio, 1+ MMR, full series Hib, 3+ hep B, 1+ varicella, and 4+ PCV) for children between the ages of 24-35 months
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2016

Pediatric rate winners:

  • Koochiching County (population 0 to 349 peds patients)
  • Blue Earth County (population 350 to 999 peds patients)
  • Olmsted County (population 1,000 to 4,000 peds patients)
  • Dakota County (population greater than 4,000 peds patients)

Adolescent award criteria:

  • Population based: 4 categories, based on number of 13 to 17-year-olds residing in the county
  • Counties were assessed for coverage of the 3:1:1 series (3 HPV, 1 Tdap, 1 MCV4)
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2016

Adolescent rate winners:

  • Swift County (less than 1,000 adolescent patients)
  • Lyon County (between 1,000 and 9,000 adolescent patients)
  • Olmsted County (between 9,000 and 30,000 adolescent patients)
  • Ramsey County (more than 30,000 adolescent patients)

Clinic Awards

These annual awards are given to clinics that have high immunization rates among their pediatric and adolescent patients.

Pediatric award criteria:

  • Clinics were assessed for coverage of the 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series (4+ DTaP, 3+ polio, 1+ MMR, full series Hib, 3+ hep B, 1+ varicella, and 4+ PCV) for children between the ages of 24-35 months
  • Each site had more than 20 2-year-olds in the practice
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2016
  • Top site with more than 20 2-year-olds in the practice split into quartiles

Pediatric rate winners:

  • Mankato Clinic at Wickersham-Family Practice (20 to 90 peds patients)
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato Northridge (91 to 350 peds patients)
  • South Lake Pediatrics Maple Grove (350 to 550 peds patients)
  • Essentia Health - Main Pediatrics (more than 550 peds patients)

Adolescent award criteria:

  • Clinics were assessed for coverage of 3:1:1 series (3 HPV, 1 Tdap, 1 MCV4)
  • Each site had more than 20 13 to 17-year-olds in the practice
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2016
  • Top site with more than 20 13 to 17-year-olds in the practice split into quartiles

Adolescent rate winners:

  • HealthPartners Health Center for Women (20 to 70 adolescent patients)
  • HealthPartners Riverway Clinic – Coon Rapids OB/GYN (71 to 260 adolescent patients)
  • HealthEast Maplewood (261 to 1400 adolescent patients)
  • HealthPartners Riverway Clinics Elk River (more than 1400 adolescent patients)

Updated Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 04:02PM