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The EXCITE Project: Impact of Immunization Education Programs at 1890 Institutions

MelaniePugsley ·
The 1890 Universities Foundation collaborated with the Extension Foundation to implement the system-wide program, Extension Collabor ative on Immun ization , Teaching and Eng agement ( EX C ITE ). EX C ITE addresses barriers and increases confidence about CO VID - 19 , flu , and other vaccinations among rural and medically unders erved audiences and informs CDC , USDA - N IFA , Cooperative Extension , and health partners about how best to implement public health programs to reduce health...

About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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