The Alaska Immunization Program (AIP) is committed to the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunizations and by the control of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD). AIP protects Alaskans and communities around the state from VPDs through both federal and state funds.
The goals for AIP include: providing vaccines to health care providers at no charge; providing an immunization information system for use by health care providers and schools to maintain consolidated immunization records of all ages; ensuring school and childcare compliance with immunization regulations; providing immunization education and training for health care providers and the general public; coordinating surveillance and control efforts for VPDs; and supporting efforts to increase vaccinations for all Alaskans.
For NOFO CDC-RFA-IP19-1901, AIP is applying to core Component 1, Immunization and Vaccines for Children Cooperative Agreement, and Project CC2, Improving IIS completeness and data quality for childhood data. The period of performance for this application is 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020.
This federal funding opportunity will assist Alaska with improving and sustaining vaccination coverage among children, adolescents, and adults; reducing vaccination disparities across pediatric, adolescent and adult populations; improving readiness to respond to VPD outbreaks and other related public health emergencies; reducing the incidence of VPDs; and reducing VPD-related morbidity and mortality. This funding will support Alaska with development, implementation, assessment, and promotion of immunization related activities with the goal of achieving and sustaining high immunization coverage, reducing vaccination disparities and incidents of VPDs, and improving readiness to respond to VPD threats. This funding opportunity will also assist Alaska with implementing, developing, and enhancing the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) to support public health objectives.
AIP will use a collaborative approach to improve vaccination coverage and access to vaccine for the state’s population. This collaboration builds upon the efforts of the previous funding opportunity CDC-RFA-IP13-1301.
Along with the core Component 1, Immunization and Vaccines for Children Cooperative Agreement, Alaska is also applying to Project CC2, Improving IIS completeness and data quality for childhood data.