The EXCITE Newsletter: September 30th, 2021

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Link to EXCITE Website 
Link to Submit Questions to CDC 

Link to Place a Cue Card Set Order

Last Reminder to Place EXCITE Cue Card Order


The EXCITE team is happy to provide COVID-19 Myth and Fact cue cards created by Missouri Extension as a resource for any teams who would like to use these cards in their project or program. View a PDF of the Covid-19 Myth and Fact cue cards created by Missouri for your reference.  Please use this form to place an order for Cue Cards by Friday, October 1. We encourage you to order the number you think you will use, and we will judge what we can support based on the requests submitted.
Thanks to those of you who pointed out issues you had with the form; here is a list of institutions we have orders recorded. If your name is not on the list and you tried to submit it, please reply to this e-mail or submit another form and we will ensure your order is added.
Oklahoma State University
Tennessee State University
Oregon State University
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
K State Research and Extension
Red Lake Nation College
University of Vermont
Tennessee State University
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
University of Kentucky
Alabama A&M University
University of Idaho
Pennsylvania State University
Clemson University
University of Arizona
Auburn University

University of Tennessee

Florida A&M University

 Monthly Reports Due September 30th


As a reminder, your  A1 monthly reports are due at the end of the month on September 30th. Below are tips on submitting an accurate and correct report:

  1. Once you’ve submitted a report, watch for an email with the subject of EXCITE Activity 1 Report Received. This email indicates you have successfully submitted your monthly report.
  2. If you need to revise a monthly report, you can return to the report using the EDIT link provided in the EXCITE Activity 1 Report Received email. Check your spam folder for an E-mail from your project name with the subject “Submission Received for EXCITE Activity [1 or 2]”. If you don’t have copies of your technical reports, please send an email to If you are having problems with copies of your budget reports, please reach out to
  3. If you report engagement activities over the last month, upload asset(s) related to the reported engagement activities.

We will have additional guidance on reporting from our evaluation team at the upcoming Spotlight on October 7th but if you have any reporting questions currently, please reach out to EXCITE program team member Laura Downey

New CDC “I Get It” Campaign Digital Materials


CDC invites you to join in their 2021-2022 Flu Vaccine ‘I Get It’ campaign to encourage everyone 6 years or older to get the Flu vaccine this year. The CDC has created multiple digital resources for this campaign for download. Use this years I Get It customizable graphics here, social media files or the I Get It PowerPoint Deck and add your own photo to share on social media. There are two customizable flu campaign Instagram Story templates to choose from, depending on whether you are representing an organization or yourself.

New CDC Web Flu Resources


The CDC has created and posted three new helpful web resources for the upcoming Flu season. See the 2021-2022 Flu Season FAQ , Adults with Chronic Conditions and Key Facts About Flu Vaccines.

New CDC Flu Multi-Language Resources


The CDC has provided multi-language Flu vaccine resources. Including the “I Get It” campaign Spanish Social Media Toolkit,  Multi-Language Factsheet and, Spanish Communication Resources.

CDC October Flu Webinars and Media Events


The CDC invites you to join their -2021 Annual NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 9:30–10:30 AM ET via webcast. The national media event brings together government, non-profit and private sectors, medical societies, and advocacy groups to launch the influenza season and communicate critical public health messages. Supporting organizations help to convey a strong and unified commitment to disease prevention and reinforce the importance of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination—particularly critical this season, during the COVID-19 pandemic.Please register in advance.

Ad Council’s No Time for Flu Webinar and Resources


Ad Council’s No Time for Flu 2021-2022 flu vaccine campaign partner webinar will be on Thursday, October 14, 2021(additional details to follow). The Ad Council, the American Medical Association (AMA) and CDC, are continuing the second year of the campaign, No One Has Time for Flu, to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against flu. At the webinar new resources will be made available for partners to use and share to promote influenza vaccination, including TV and Radio PSAs, customizable social media graphics, and Out of Home Advertising. Links to these resources will also be added to the Ad Council toolkit webpage.

Leadership Corner


The Extension Foundation Leadership Development Specialist, Karl Bradley, has shared some resources from the Connect Extension Blog on the power of empathy. Read Karl’s blogs Need more empathy? EMPATHY, and GET MORE GRATITUDE! for a deeper dive into empathy, and ways to cultivate it in your workplace.

Thanks for your continued work on your projects, please let us know if you have any questions or how we can best serve you.


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