Maine Achieves Highest Toddler Immunization Rate in the Country

Published on August 28, 2015 by

Reflecting years of concerted and sustained effort by Maine’s primary care and pediatric care providers, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention released survey results yesterday indicating Maine had the highest toddler vaccination rate in the nation in 2014. The 2014 immunization rate for children ages 19 to 35 months in Maine was 84.7…


QC Reaffirms Importance of Childhood Vaccines and Supports Quality Improvement Efforts to Raise Vaccination Rates in Maine

Published on February 9, 2015 by

Maine Quality Counts (QC) is closely monitoring the measles outbreak in the United States and understands the serious concerns about the increasing numbers of children in this country who remain unvaccinated, posing a risk to their own health and the health of others.  QC strongly supports childhood vaccinations and endorses the American Academy of Pediatrics…


First STEPS Celebrates Success

Published on September 15, 2014 by

On September 11, providers, practices and partners from across the state gathered to celebrate the successes of First STEPS, and to chart the course ahead. Strengthening Together Early Preventive Services (First STEPS), an initiative of Quality Counts for Kids, is the practice improvement effort of the Improving Health Outcomes for Children (IHOC) Project in Maine….


First STEPS Practices Significantly Improve Childhood Immunizations [Infographic]

Published on August 27, 2013 by

As part of Quality Counts for Kids, the First STEPS program is building a healthy future for Maine kids! Last spring, the Muskie School of Public Service released the final evaluation of First STEPS Phase 1 – Childhood Immunizations, an initiative that supported 24 primary care practices in improving their child immunization rates. The results showed that…