Introducing the EXCITE Year 2 Annual Narrative Report, a comprehensive document that marks the conclusion of both Activity 1 and Activity 2 projects. This report is a collaborative effort by the EXCITE National Program team and the Extension Foundation. This report offers a detailed account of the outputs and outcomes achieved during this period and valuable lessons learned at both the project and system levels.
This report reviews the value of EXCITE establishing new local and national healthcare partnerships nationwide for Extension. Through 644 local partnerships EXCITE projects were able to distribute 26,023 vaccines to rural and underserved populations.
This report also outlines the successful securing of additional funding from the CDC to sustain EXCITE’s vital immunization education initiatives, including the development of the next phase of EXCITE, and the CDC-initiated NRHA and rural convening efforts and pilot projects.
The EXCITE Year 2 Annual Report is your key to understanding the impactful culmination of these projects and the future of immunization education and rural healthcare in Extension.