In 2021, ACOEM was chosen as one of seven specialty society partners for a 5-year cooperative agreement awarded to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve vaccination rates among high-risk adults. CDC specifically asked CMSS to target adults in occupational health settings and CMSS recognized that ACOEM members’ long-standing relationships with health systems, clinics, and employers would be an asset to this vaccination improvement initiative.
As part of this agreement, ACOEM looks to partner with an additional 1 to 4 health care systems or large employers
in Years 2-5 of this agreement
to incorporate CDC's Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
into clinical care and increase adult immunization (beginning with COVID-19 and influenza) through education, dissemination, and quality improvement initiatives. Therefore, ACOEM is issuing an RFP for health systems
and an RFP for employers
interested in participating in this project. Selected health systems or employers could receive approximately $200,000 per system in the first year.