All Kids Count

An RWJF National Program

The All Kids Count II program (1998–2000), sought to make 16 immunization registry projects based in local, county, and state health departments fully operational by January 1, 2000. The program also sought to develop a long-term policy to ensure registries are implemented and sustained nationwide. The program built on progress made under the first phase (1992–1997), to begin the development of registries.

Key Results

  • All Kids Count played a primary role in spurring the development of immunization registries nationwide and in providing the encouragement and advocacy to maintain their momentum.

  • Although progress on the individual indicators varied considerably among registries, in the aggregate, significant progress was made on several key indicators.

  • By June 2000, six registry projects had almost achieved the goal of being fully operational, as defined by All Kids Count. All projects made significant progress.

  • An All Kids Count study, published in the July 2000 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, showed that a nationwide population-based system of registries would save more than it would cost.