Application Consulting Workshops
These consulting workshops will run on May 4th and May 11th, 2021, from 4 PM - 5 PM ET.
This will be the first of monthly organizational and professional development experiences for those involved in Activity 1 and Activity 2. EXCITE huddles will be held the first Thursday of each month from 3-4 Eastern throughout the coming year so please hold the dates on your calendar. The May meeting will include two foci: 1) introduction by CDC to potential partner organizations including Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) and 2) Your success stories selected from the national registry.
Cooperative Extension is entering a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiated by the ECOP Health Innovation Task Force.
The response to CDC’s interest was developed by a team including Michelle Rodgers, Roger Rennekamp, Ali Mitchell, Caroline Crocoll Henney and Chris Geith. The Extension network as a trusted leader in communities across the nation is a key factor in the selection of Extension as a CDC partner.
The long term goal of this partnership is to strengthen Immunization Education with a special focus on adult vaccination hesitancy around both COVID and other adult immunizations. The immediate goal of this first funded project is to promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations through relevant messaging and innovative models for community action. We will also be looking to other CDC-funded organizations as potential collaborators.
The priority audience is rural and other hard-to reach audiences including Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and LatinX audiences, medically underserved audiences, including urban. Each state can identify more specific audiences based on the need/opportunity in their state.
Join the Health & Well-Being Subgroup on Connect Extension. This subgroup is led by Roger Rennekamp, Extension Health Director, Extension Committee on Organization and Policy. Join to stay up-to-date with what's happening with this project.
The project maximizes funding to institutions (an estimated 85% of the funds go directly to Institutions through Activity 1 funding, Activity 2 funding and planned buyouts for project staff). NIFA sets the IDC allowed based on the source of funding and their interagency agreement with CDC.
Activity I Communication/Education
All LGU’s Eligible for Funding
Activity 2 Two-Year Pilot Efforts
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