The EXCITE Newsletter: February 4th, 2022

Please Complete Survey for EXCITE by Feb 7th

The EXCITE program, working with CDC, USDA NIFA, and the Extension Foundation, are exploring possibilities for expansion. We have a quick survey to gain insight into the level of interest or engagement across the system in working with parents of young children around immunization education. Please respond to this brief 2-question survey by Monday, February 7th at 5pm ET. Find the survey here.

New EXCITE-specific Impact Bullet Generator

Many of you may have used the original Impact Bullet Generator on the Extension Foundation website, and EXCITE now has an Impact Bullet Generator specifically to for our A1 and A2 projects. We previewed it at our February 3rd Spotlight check it out here, and find it on the EXCITE website.

A2 Teams – Reminder for Feb. 17th Insight


Special reminder for A2 projects: We hope you will bring as many of your team members as can attend on Feb. 17. We will be sharing successes as well as re-focusing our efforts on our roadmaps as we approach Year 2. Partners are also welcome for this important planning and development time, especially for the portion focused on roadmaps. The agenda will be posted next week on the Website with detailed times of each section.

Call for Items for EXCITE Public Website

We’re looking for great news stories, perhaps created with the NIFA-drafted template news release. This updated link takes you to a downloadable version, which you can edit or use as-is. We also welcome other forms of media that share your impact so we can share it on our site. As a reminder, we have launched a new public-facing website, and we want to help amplify the great work you all are doing! Don’t forget to check out the stories already linked there, including recordings of our project updates from Spotlights over the past several months.

Updated CDC Resources

In addition to an update from Alexi Piasecki of CDC in today’s spotlight, these CDC web pages have potentially relevant updates for EXCITE teams:


– COVID-19 Testing Overview

– Health Equity in Action

– Schools, Child Care, and Colleges