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The Collective for Health Equity and Well-Being

Cooperative Extension’s Collective for Health Equity and Well-Being is a community of Extension personnel and their partners united by their shared commitment to advancing health equity and well-being. Members work together to support the implementation of Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being (2021) to ensure that all people can be as healthy as they can be.

EXCITE Announces NEW Funding Opportunity Supporting Adult Immunization Education

Register HERE for the September 22, 2022 Project Info Session


The EXCITE national program team is happy to announce the EXCITE program is continuing! The CDC, NIFA, and the Extension Foundation will support projects in our LGU Cooperative Extension communities to address adult immunization education. This opportunity is open to
all Land Grant institutions regardless of previous EXCITE participation.

As a reminder, EXCITE is a nationwide response by U.S. Cooperative Extension made possible through an interagency agreement between USDA-NIFA and the CDC. The CDC chose Cooperative Extension as a partner in immunization education because of the system's ability to collaborate with partners, deliver comprehensive educational programming, and is seen as a trusted messenger when sharing science-based information.

The next phase of EXCITE will feature a Design Phase with monthly workshops and accompanying office hours to help prepare projects for implementation.
For your planning, here are the scheduled events in 2022:

  • Project Intro Session - September 22nd 2022, at 3:00 PM ET
    Office Hour - September 28th 2022, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
  • Partnership and Priority Population Workshop - October 13th, 2022, at 4:00 PM ET
    Office Hour - October 19th 2022, at 1:00-2:00 PM ET
  • Budget and Finance Workshop - November 3rd, 2022, at 3:00 ET
    Office Hour - November 30th, 2022 at 10:00- 11:00 AM ET
  • Adult Immunizations in your State Workshop - December 1st, 2022, at 3:00 PM ET
    Office Hour - December 7th, 2022, 4:00-5:00 ET

Further details about the design phase, implementation, workshops and office hours will be covered in the event on September 22, 2022. We hope to see you there!

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