Prioritizing Preventive Care 

This issue of QIO News is focused on how the QIO Program and other stakeholders are promoting preventive care—from immunizations to home health. 

In honor of National Health Center Week, Dr. Yee discusses how community health centers are helping improve access to quality health care in underserved areas. 
Alliant Quality collaborated with a local chapter of the American College of Physicians to dramatically increase the number of pneumococcal immunizations in Georgia. Here’s how. 
What is a home health agency and how can they help? A new video from Health Services Advisory Group highlights the benefits they can provide to people with Medicare. 
By providing Immediate Advocacy and other services, BFCC-QIOs are helping Medicare beneficiaries, as well as their families and caregivers, exercise their right to high-quality health care. Learn more. 
Health care quality stakeholders are invited to join the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center on Wednesday, August 29 for its Antibiotic Stewardship Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event on reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing using behavioral interventions. 
Did You Know?
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition. For ideas about how to promote the importance of immunizations this month, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s NIAM page