November 17, 2022
As part of our health equity strategy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is sponsoring a webinar series for providers about vaccine confidence and strategies. Merck & Co., Inc. will lead seven, 45-minute webinars. Contracted providers working with Blue Cross Community Health PlansSM (BCCHPSM) and Blue Cross Community MMAI (Medicare-Medicaid Plan)SM members can register below. All times listed are Central Time (CT).
The Pandemic Impact: Focus on Recovery
Discussion will review how the COVID-19 pandemic saw a decline in wellness and preventive services and vaccination rates. We’ll also discuss strategies and outreach programs to confirm vaccination status.
Vaccine Confidence in Pediatrics
Discussion will include vaccine confidence and the importance of maintaining high vaccination rates to help sustain community-level protection against vaccine-preventable diseases in pediatrics. Strategies to encourage parents and their children to make decisions together regarding vaccine acceptance will also be covered.
Vaccine Confidence in Adolescents
Discussion will include the vaccine confidence spectrum and influencing factors in vaccine hesitancy in adolescents.
Adult Conversation on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Discussion will include the prevalence of HPV infection in the U.S. and how providers can close HPV vaccination gaps.
Strategies to Increase Vaccine Confidence
Discussion will include possible communication strategies about vaccines and ways to increase vaccine confidence.
Gaps in Care: Examining Social Determinants of Health to Improve Recommended Vaccination Rates
Discussion will review how providers can help close the gaps in recommended vaccination coverage and explore barriers to care in at-risk communities.
Vaccine-related Patient Scenarios Using Motivational Interviewing
Discussion will include ways providers can talk with their patients who express vaccine hesitancy using motivational interviewing scenarios as a tool.
If you have any questions, please contact the Medicaid Quality Improvement team.