Since its inception in 2000, The Arizona Partnership for Immunizations (TAPI) has recognized exceptional efforts of individuals, community groups, and organizations that have made a difference in immunization coverage levels within the last year with the Daniel T. Cloud Award. This can be done through the development of new ideas and/or policies that lead to increased rates, or by meeting certain targeted goals.
The Daniel T. Cloud Award is for any organization or practice with outstanding immunization rates in one of two categories: toddlers and adolescents. The toddler award is for an organization that has reached a 90% or higher coverage level for children that are fully immunized before the age two. The adolescent category is for an organization that has reached 90% coverage rates for the vaccines Tdap, MCV4, and HPV. The awards are presented in 2 year cycles. La Paz County Health Department has received a total of five toddler and two adolescent awards: the most awards any health department or practice has received.
“We are proud of our staff,” said Diana Grazier, La Paz County Director of Nursing, “but we couldn’t do it without the tremendous support we get from the schools or the diligent effort on the part of the parents/guardians of these children.”