The Foundation's program, All Kids Count: Establishing Immunization Monitoring and Follow-up Systems, was designed to support the development and implementation of monitoring and follow-up systems to improve and sustain access to immunizations for preschool children.This is one of 23 one-year planning grants under the All Kids Count program. The main goal of the program is to establish immunization monitoring and follow-up systems in an effort to increase immunization rates among preschool children and reduce rates of illness, disability, and death from vaccine preventable diseases. The purpose of this project is to develop a county immunization register in Hinds County in an effort to raise the immunization levels to 90 percent by the year 2000. Project activities will include: (1) identifying immunization services and ways for improving; (2) determining service gaps and barriers; (3) evaluating the current record keeping system and developing a method to automate it using vital records; and (4) developing methods for maintaining confidentiality of records. Plans to ensure the continuation of the program beyond the grant period and for institutionalizing the system will be developed. The grantee has also received support from the CDC to install the automated system.
Amount Awarded $65,226.00
Awarded on: 10/22/1992
Time frame: 11/1/1992 - 9/30/1994
Grant Number: 21155