The EXCITE Newsletter June 2nd, 2022

A1 and A2 Reports Overdue

Friendly reminder that May 31st was both an A1 and A2 program report deadline. Please submit outstanding reports ASAP as we have an annual report due to USDA NIFA, and a quarterly report due to the CDC. If we don’t have your report, we can’t count your good work in the reports or on the dashboard! For questions on reporting, please contact the program evaluation specialist, lauradowney@extension.org.

Join EXCITE for Extension Foundation’s Program Center Stage in June

EXCITE and two of our project teams will be featured on Monday, June 27th, 2-3PM ET as part of Extension Foundation’s Program Center Stage. Program Center Stage highlights programs from across the Extension system. Sign up to attend here.

Updated Resources

  • new KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor reports widespread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy. Most people – including people who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant – may believe at least one of three false claims about vaccines and pregnancy they’ve heard.
  • The University of Florida has created several flyers for COVID-19 vaccines and pregnant persons that can be downloaded and used. You can also request print copies through the site.
  • NACCHO Social Media Toolkit covers establishing your social media presence to finding out which platforms work best in communicating with your various audiences. For beginners as well as experienced practitioners, this toolkit features a description of platforms; how to develop a social media policy; how to integrate social media with your emergency communications plans; social media strategy; and emerging trends. The toolkit was updated in July 2021 to include a section on Communicating in a Crisis: Social Media and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Congrats to Projects Who Finished!

The following projects have completed their final reports: University of Delaware, University of Arkansas, West Virginia University, Auburn University, and the University of Idaho.

Congratulations and job well done!