Earlier this month, the EXCITE team attended the Association of Extension Administrator conference to highlight the achievements of the 1890 institution projects, their collaborators, and the innovative solutions they employed to bring immunization education to their communities. The team also served to educate and provide an overview of how EXCITE's system-wide professional development and coordination assists in the current and future growth of these Health Extension initiatives.
The 1890 Cooperative Extension System assists diverse audiences, with emphasis on those with limited resources, to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities through transformational engagement and outreach education. The EXCITE supported 24 projects from the 1890 region that could leverage their community partners, relationships, and ability to reach a vulnerable audience to improve community health and well-being while deconstructing traditional operational barriers.
The 1890 Institution EXCITE projects collaborated with more than 100 community partners. Together, they used their collective knowledge of geography, culture, and social norms to provide vaccine messaging and administration to their underserved populations.
Check out videos from 1890 project teams on our website: extension.org/excite
See data from each of the 1890 project teams on the Dashboard: extension.org/excite