Froedtert & MCW Workforce Health is proud to be part of a special program designed to improve vaccination among high-risk adults. The program is part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperative agreement awarded to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS). Froedtert & MCW Workforce Health participates through the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), one of seven specialty society partners in the agreement.

The CDC specifically asked CMSS to target adults in occupational health settings and the Council recognized that ACOEM members’ long-standing relationships with health systems and clinics would be an asset to this vaccination improvement initiative.

As part of this agreement, ACOEM is partnering with health care systems to incorporate CDC standards for adult immunization practice into clinical care and increase adult immunization through education, dissemination and quality improvement initiatives. Froedtert & MCW Workforce Health was selected as one of the clinical systems to participate in this outreach and is targeting influenza and COVID-19 vaccines for our initial implementation. We anticipate the initiative will expand to include other employment-related vaccines, like Hepatitis B and tetanus, in 2025.

Froedtert & MCW Workforce Health is excited to be participating in this important effort targeting total worker health and aims to improve routine immunization coverage and the health of the workforce we serve.

If you are interested in more information for your workforce, please contact Workforce Health.

Froedtert Health’s participation in ACOEM’s Vaccine Initiative is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) {with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of nor endorsement, by CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.

Laura Radke, MD
About the Author

Dr. Radke serves as Senior Medical Director of Workforce Health Occupational Health Services. She has a distinguished career in occupational medicine, having served in a variety of clinical and leadership roles.

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