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2018 Building Idaho’s Adult Immunization Neighborhood


Qualis Health and Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences are pleased to offer continuing education credit for this one-day seminar. Nurses, prescribers, pharmacists and other healthcare providers are invited to participate in this program and receive up to 3.25 hours of ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC credit.

 If you have questions regarding this continuing education program, please call the Office of Continuing Education at 208.282.2280.



All participants must also register at: Idaho Immunization Coalition Events.

Each individual will need to complete a pre-test at the time of registration. 

All pharmacists and technicians must first obtain an NABP e-Profile ID to register and receive credit for this CE program ( For additional information visit


December 5, 2018
St. Luke's Anderson Center
190 E Bannock, Boise, Idaho 83712

Program times are 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This conference will improve awareness of adult immunization recommendations and expand the implementation of the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice by bringing together experts in adult immunization and adult vaccine services implementation.


Carolyn Bridges, MD, FACP - Consultant,  Immunization Action Coalition and Idaho Immunization Coalition volunteer

Tamera Sheffield, MD - Medical Director, Community Health and Prevention, Intermountain Healthcare

Christine Hahn, MD, MPA, MPH - State Epidemiologist, Division of Health, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Jennifer Baker - Immunization Information Systems Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Kevin W Cleveland, PharmD, ANP - Assistant Dean for Experiential Education, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

Tiffany Calas, PharmD - Pharmacy Manager, Albertsons Sav-On Pharmacy

Learning objectives for the healthcare team (3.25 contact hours)

  • Utilize each of the four Standards for Adult Immunization practices
  • Identify the correct vaccine for individual patients in your practice based on the 2018 Adult Immunization Schedule
  • Identify evidence-based strategies health systems have implemented to increase adult immunization rates
  • Describe adult vaccination rates in Idaho Recognize the first step to addressing a problem (for example reducing the number of infections)
  • Implement the Idaho’s Immunization Reminder Information System’s best practices within your health care organization
  • Discuss patient barriers to receiving immunizations
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to promote positive behavioral change and immunization readiness
  • Compare methods used to identify vaccine candidates in the community pharmacy setting
  • Discuss methods of effective communication to medical providers when vaccines are administered in community pharmacies



Nicole Fitzgerald, MPA, CPS
Idaho Office of Drug Policy Administrator

This presentation will address the state of Idaho’s strategic plan for combating the overdose and misuse of opioids in the midst of a public health crisis.

Learning objectives for the healthcare team (2.75 contact hours)

  • Appraise the potential impact of upcoming opioid-related legislative changes and policy initiatives in  your  work setting
  • Investigate opportunities within your practice to increase provider and patient education on risks of opioid use prior to prescription
  • Investigate opportunities for your organization to optimize safe prescribing through interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Identify inefficiencies in accessing PDMP data in your practice and opportunities for increasing its use
  • Evaluate strategies for expanding awareness of, and access to, treatment for opioid overdose

In support of improving patient care, Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.