This toolkit is designed to equip state Medicaid and immunization programs (IPs) with tools, information, and resources to help facilitate and support their goals by improving access to vaccines to increase vaccination rates.
Medicaid is the largest source of health care funding for America’s most vulnerable people – providing health coverage for 74 million low-income Americans. At the state and local levels, the collaboration between immunization programs and Medicaid programs holds great promise to overcome challenges and reach mutual goals to protect communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Please view the tabs below to find valuable tools, including checklists for improving vaccination rates, strategies to promote collaboration with Medicaid, tips to encourage data sharing, sample data sharing memorandum of understanding (MOU) between states and Medicaid programs, and additional valuable resources.
Collaboration efforts between state Immunization and Medicaid programs are essential for improving data-driven programs and vaccination rates. AIM and members of the Medicaid Workgroup have curated a variety of reports and tips sheets demonstrating the importance of building, strengthening, and maintaining partnerships.
Improving data sharing between state Immunization and Medicaid programs is essential to enhancing the quality and health outcomes. While most states report sharing at least some data between programs, long-standing legal, technical, and cultural barriers may prevent optimal interchange. The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered challenges, created opportunities for sharing data between these programs, and provided momentum for all states and jurisdictions to reflect where improvement is possible.
This checklist includes recommendations for immunization programs to build mutually beneficial partnerships between Medicaid and immunization programs and overcome new and existing barriers related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Special thanks to members of the AIM Medicaid Workgroup for informing this checklist.
This summary includes recommendations for immunization programs to build mutually beneficial partnerships between Medicaid and immunization programs and overcome new and existing barriers related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to members of the AIM Medicaid Workgroup for informing this resource.
The resources below are from our partners and are regularly updated. If you have resources you would like to see featured here, please email us.
Academy Health, Immunize Colorado, and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
- Medicaid 50/50 Funding Fact Sheet for Immunization Information Systems
- Medicaid 75/25 Funding Fact Sheet for Immunization Information Systems
- Medicaid 90/10 Funding Fact Sheet for Immunization Information Systems
- Obtaining Federal Funding for Public Health Immunization Registry Reporting
The Commonwealth Fund
Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy
- Strategies to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in Medicaid Enrollees: Considerations for State Leaders
Senate Special Committee on Aging & Senate Committee on Finance
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