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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students collaborated with local physicians to help increase provider participation in appropriate immunization screening, referral for, and documentation of, adult vaccinations; and to create materials for increased community awareness of adult vaccination needs. The ability of individuals to maintain currency with recommended immunizations is important for the health of the community. With Dr. Jill Owens and the Bradford Family Medicine practice, students addressed the identified issues uncovered through previous research, with a threefold focus. First, students provided community education to increase awareness and enhance knowledge related to immunization needs and access. Second, students established provider/nurse education to facilitate increased utilization of the Pennsylvania Statewide Immunization Information System to enhance provider communication and limit duplication of services. Third, students facilitated the incorporation of nurse-managed protocols to build capacity and improve immunization delivery in a variety of healthcare settings. The project was designed to strengthen partnerships between the university and area healthcare providers as well as to increase awareness of immunization status and risk in the community.

2018 ATP Proposal

UPB's Live Presentation in Washington, DC

2018 Final Report

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Tammy Haley 
Director of Nursing and Radiological Science 
Associate Professor, Nursing 
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 
(814) 362-7640

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Dr. Lisa Fiorentino 
Director, Center for Rural Health Practice 
Associate Professor, Nursing 
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 
(814) 362-7640

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Previous Conference Participation:
2016    2015    2014    2013    2012    2011    2010

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