KidsVax® (KV) administers the funds that pay for childhood and adult vaccines in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Alaska, and Washington on behalf of the following state-mandated nonprofit organizations.
Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program
The Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program (AVAP) was formed by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) in 2014. DHSS contracted with KidsVax®to administer this process. The program seeks to facilitate the universal purchase of vaccines for all children and adults in the state of Alaska. It does this by collecting payments from health plans, insurance companies, and other payers and remitting those funds to the state.
Maine Vaccine Board
The Maine Vaccine Board (MVB) was created in 2010 to administer the flow of funds for the state’s Universal Childhood Immunization Program, which formally launched in January 2012. The program was created to provide all the state’s children — from birth to 19 years of age — with access to a uniform set of vaccines, as determined by the Maine Vaccine Board.
Rhode Island Children's Health Account Program
CHA-RI was formed in 2016 to assist the State of Rhode Island in funding services for children with long term disabilities or complex medical needs who live at home with their families. We ensure the necessary flow of service assessment funds by collecting payments from health plans, insurance companies and other payers and remitting those to the state. Through the state’s children’s health account, the state amplifies their resources to fund these services in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
Rhode Island Vaccine Assessment Program
The Rhode Island Vaccine Assessment Program (RIVAP) was formed in 2015 to improve funding to support universal access to state-distributed vaccines for children and adults. RIVAP enables Rhode Island to purchase vaccines for the state's entire population and distribute them to health care providers at no cost. RIVAP is an agency of the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Vermont Vaccine Purchasing Program
In 2013, the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) worked with KV to established the Vermont Vaccine Purchasing Program (VVPP). Through this program, VDH efficiently and equitably provides for the necessary flow of vaccine purchase funds. They do this by collecting funds from health plans, insurance companies, and other payers. The state uses these funds to purchase vaccines for Vermont’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccine for Adults (VFA) programs. These vaccines are purchased at favorable rates and distributed to providers at no charge.
Washington Vaccine Association
The Washington Vaccine Association (WVA) was formed by the state legislature in March 2010 to help the state continue its universal purchase of vaccines for all children, including the privately insured. As an independent, nonprofit organization, the WVA administers the flow of vaccine funds by collecting payments from health plans, insurance companies, and other payers and remitting the funds to the state for vaccine purchase.
Winner of the ASTHO Vision Award, 1st Place
Awarded by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to the WVA and Washington State Department of Health for using a creative approach to addressing public health needs.
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