The EXCITE Newsletter: November 18th, 2021

Should you need any accommodations to participate in EXCITE programming, please contact us at We recognize accommodation needs may change and we will do our best to accommodate such changes as they occur.

Link to EXCITE Website 

Happy Thanksgiving! (no newsletter next week) 

Reporting Reminders: A1 Monthly Reports, A2 Quarter 2 Reports Due November 30th, and A1 Financial reports were due November 15th. 

National Rural Health Day


November 17th is National Rural Health Day. The Extension Foundation and the CDC will be highlighting the EXCITE project across Twitter and other social media on Thursday for Rural Health day. The CDC tweets will direct people to our project map for more information, so if you get unexpected calls or emails at the end of this week, it might be related to this celebration. Soon we will be adding the project success story notes to the map and both your progress reports and success stories will appear on the map for easy access. Take a look at the map and see what parts of your reports are being reflected on the map information. Also, we encourage you to follow the CDC and Extension Foundation on social media and interact with their EXCITE program promotion! Congratulations to EXCITE institutions for being highlighted on National Rural Health Day by our CDC partner!

CDC Requests – Your Help Needed

CDC would like to hear from states that have used their Community Guides in their EXCITE programs to use as examples in a story. Please send a reply to by November 30th if you have used either of these resources, and CDC will follow up with you for inclusion in the article.

As a reminder, below are the Community Guides:
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide)

The Community Guide in Action | The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide)

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