WASHINTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), recently announced 20 winners of the Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge, a nationwide competition to increase pediatric vaccination rates and well-child visits.
Final winners represent the diversity of the country and include mobile vaccination projects, Head Start partnerships, primary care texting strategies, and targeted support for children supported by resource families. Challenge projects generated more than 52,000 pediatric well-child visits and nearly 23,000 immunizations.
“Among the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a decline in routine pediatric immunizations and well-child visits, which threatens to undermine the significant progress we’ve made in children’s health,” said HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “Our HRSA Challenge initiative focused on generating creative approaches and meaningful results in helping to get children vaccinated, see their provider, and stay healthy.”
Fifty teams received an initial award of $10,000 and six months to develop their proposed concept. HHS recently announced the 20 teams that received a final $25,000 prize. Winners include health centers, pediatric clinics, children’s hospitals, and community organizations. Applications were reviewed by a panel of expert judges and were evaluated based on their approach to increasing well-child visits, increasing vaccinations, and reducing disparities among populations.
The P4 Challenge winners are:
|Organization or Team Name||State||Submission Title|
|AllianceChicago||IL||CHEC-UP: Child Health Engagement and Coaching Using Patient-Centered Innovation|
|Bronx Health Collective||NY||Bronx Health Collective Infant Health Care Maintenance Visit Project|
|Carle Health||IL||Carle Mobile Health Services – Increasing Access to School Age Children for Physicals/Immunizations|
|The CHILDS Project||VA||CHILDS: Children’s Health Immunization Locally Delivered Successfully|
|Denver Health||CO||Partnering Medicine and Dentistry to Increase Vaccination and Well-Child Check (WCC) Rates in Children Ages 9-17|
|Erie Family Health Centers||IL||The P4 Well-Child Project|
|Fortify Children’s Health||VA||Increasing Well Visit Rates Among Teens Living in Poverty|
|Jefferson County Department of Health||AL||JCDH Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge|
|Johns Hopkins Pediatric Primary Care Clinics||MD||Improving Well-Child Visits and Immunizations and Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Patients Impacted by COVID-19|
|Meharry Pediatrics||TN||Clinical Connections|
|Mid-America Regional Council and Swope Health Services||MO||KidsCARE: A Collaboration Between MARC Head Start and Swope Health Services|
|Nationwide Children’s Hospital Team WINS (Well Care and Immunization Novel Solutions)||OH||Well-Care and Immunization Novel Solutions / Improving Immunizations and Well-Care Through School Health Roving Vaccine Clinics and a Primary Care Texting Initiative|
|Neighborhood Health||VA||Bringing Children Back to the Office: The Use of Technology and Child-Care Programs to Promote Healthy Children|
|Northeast Valley Health Corporation||CA||NEVHC Well-Child and Vaccination Program|
|OSF Healthcare System||IL||The Design, Development, and Deployment of a Mobile-Based Child Vaccination Program for Underserved Communities in Illinois Using Novel Digital Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Constructs, and Mobile-Based Engagement Systems|
|Peninsula Community Health Services||WA||ZIPping Up Well-Child Care: A Mobile Solution to Equitable Access Peninsula Community Health Services|
|PRIDE Community Services, Inc.||WV||WOW (Well-Child on Wheels)|
|Team Pediatrics at Vista Community Clinic||CA||Bundle Up Your Shots – Early Intervention and Collaboration|
|UT Health San Antonio Wellness 360 Pediatrics||TX||Promoting Child Health to Children Receiving Foster Care Services|
|UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists (ULPS)||TN||ULPS Frayser Community Clinics|
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