The EXCITE Newsletter: July 8th, 2021

Good afternoon,

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday weekend this past week, and we are enjoying hearing about all the incredible work that you all are doing in service to your communities around immunization education.

We have several updates this week to share! Please see below.

My best,

Michelle Rodgers

Associate Dean and Director

University of Delaware

EXCITE Project Director

Kathryn “Katie” Stofer, PhD

Assistant Project Director for Immunization Education, EXCITE

Research Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

University of Florida

July Spotlight Recording


The July Spotlight recording is now available on the EXCITE webpage. If you missed the session be sure to put listening to this recording on your task list.  This is a fast moving project and it is tough to keep everyone on the same page, so tuning into these sessions regularly is required and helpful to moving us forward as a system.


New Activity 1 Roadmap Required


New for Activity 1 Vaccinate with Confidence is a required “Roadmap” document.  This document is a planning tool to help provide a “roadmap” for implementation and completion of your project.


We want you to be successful and this is one tool that completed this month with your team will assure success in a one year timeframe.  Roadmaps are due July 31.


The Roadmaps were created in Google Sheets. You simply need to access your roadmap and fill it out. Google Sheets autosaves your work, so there is no action beyond filling it out required. Simply completing it in Google Sheets is equivalent to submitting it.


You can access the Roadmaps on the EXCITE Website under Quicklinks. It will prompt you for a password, which is excite2021. 


Aaron Weibe with the Extension Foundation put together a short video that shows you how to access those roadmaps and use Google Sheets to complete them. That video is available here.


Activity 2 Pilot Project will be working through their Roadmaps as part of the this month’s Insight session so no work is needed on Activity 2 roadmaps yet.

Dates and Deadlines


If you are trying to keep track of all EXCITE meetings and deadlines, we have created a dates and deadlines tool for your use. It is also available on the website.  Simply click on the correct tab as an A1, A2 or both team and all the dates are provided by month for you in one easy location.

Newsletter Archive


In an effort to keep communication flowing, we are posting the newsletters archived in this location on the EXCITE webpage so if you need to retrieve any prior information, you can find it!  Let us know what other tools/solutions would be helpful as you implement EXCITE.  We are here to support you.


  • We just have a few outstanding Activity 1 Vaccinate with Confidence reports for June that are missing.  We hope that if you have not done so, you can get it in right away.  If you have forgotten the password, it is excitea1
  • If you are part of Activity 2 Pilot Programs, this is a reminder that we will have our first Insight session on July 15 from 3-5 pm Eastern. Register for this and all insight sessions on the website or directly here.  Both Spotlight and Insight sessions are required by the PI and or a representative, and all team members are encouraged to participate. With vacation schedules, please be sure that your team is represented.