DRIVE for Flu Vaccination
Flu vaccination rates, particularly among Black, Hispanic, and other non-white populations, are far below recommended levels, putting vulnerable people at needless risk of illness, disability, and death.
The need to improve flu vaccination rates for underserved populations is clear:
- Significantly fewer Blacks and Hispanics get vaccinated for the flu across the United States
- Patients with chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, are more likely to suffer from hospitalizations and severe outcomes from the flu. This has grave consequences in underserved populations:
- African Americans are 6x more likely to have heart disease
- Hispanics are 10x more likely to have diabetes
Physicians and care teams can work together with community leaders to improve health outcomes, enhance communication with patients, and increase efficiency and job satisfaction in practice.
Currently, the DRIVE Toolkit is focused on flu vaccination, COVID19, and type 2 diabetes
Future DRIVE programs will focus on the following clinical areas:
- Cancer Screenings
- Cardiovascular Disease