The Problem: The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was an important step in improving access to care for children. States received ten years of Block Grant funding and were encouraged to find creative ways to provide and monitor child health care and measure child health outcomes. State Legislators, responsible for program oversight, had not
The Problem: The value of immunizations in preventing childhood diseases has been established over decades and pediatricians have fully incorporated vaccines into routine care. The same cannot be said for vaccine-preventable illnesses in adults. Our Engagement: We have been engaged for many years to find ways to improve adult health through the use of vaccines.