EXCITE Design Phase Deadline Extended to November 30th, 2022

The application for the EXCITE Design Phase has been extended to November 30th, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. The application is short, here are the requirements: Contact Information for Principal Investigator, Administrative Contact, and Financial Contact Subrecipient Information for FFATA Reporting (DUNS Name & Number, etc…) Letter of Support from Extension Director/Administrator Budget Template/Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate […]

8 New 1994 LGUs will Join EXCITE as Pilot Projects!

We are so excited to announce 8 new 1994 institutions are joining the EXCITE Activity 2 program Immunization Education Pilots Projects. These funded projects work cooperatively with the CDC, local health professionals and programs to improve immunization rates with priority populations. The purpose is to create and test innovative delivery methods for each pilot project […]

New Regional Impact Stories Available for Download

We are pleased to share with you a regional compilation of data for the EXCITE project.  These infographics are intended to provide an understanding of the regional and national effort. This data originates from the monthly reports also available on the EXCITE Dashboard that each of the institutions provides and is inclusive through July,2022. There […]

EXCITE Year 1 Annual Report

Find the EXCITE annual report here, which details the first year of the EXCITE project and was created by the EXCITE National Program team and the Extension Foundation. The report describes the EXCITE project’s goals, the unique strengths Extension brings to immunization education, the pivots the project had to make to adapt to the ever-changing […]

NEW EXCITE RFA: Design Phase

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS EXCITE: Design Phase   ELIGIBILITY: Non-competitive phase available to ALL Land-grant universities (LGUs) (1862, 1890, 1994) by completing a simple online application. Submit only one application per institution. AWARD AMOUNT: $10,000 TIMELINE:  Application Open: September 22, 2022 Application Deadline: November 1, 2022, November 30, 2022, 11:59 PM PST Award Period: October 1, 2022 […]

Celebrating EXCITE Vaccine in Education Projects Reaching Over 11 Million People!

We are celebrating EXCITE Vaccine Education Projects reaching over 11 million people through their 1st year. After calculating the data from the June program reports, EXCITE total reach came to 11,201,951 people! Bringing crucial Vaccine Education to this number of people during a challenging year is a significant accomplishment for the EXCITE project. This figure […]

EXCITE Gets Recognition from the CDC

The Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement, (EXCITE) program received a letter of gratitude from CDC director Samuel F. Posner, and a spotlight on the CDC’s Health Equity in Action page for their work. In the letter, Samuel Posner recognizes the value of a partnership with Cooperative Extension, stating “..we’re looking forward to learning from CES […]

New Connect Extension Podcast Episode: Getting to the Heart of the Matter with Washington State University

The Washington State University EXCITE program team comes on the podcast to discuss their new project Getting to the Heart of the Matter which aims to address vaccine hesitancy among Extension professionals. The goal of the project is to implement strategies that will reduce vaccination hesitancy and increase willingness to become immunization educators.  Project leaders […]

New EXCITE Podcast: The Role of 1890 & 1994 Engagement Coordinators

We’re excited to share a new podcast episode about the important work of the Extension Collaboration on Immunization Teaching & Engagement (EXCITE) program. EXCITE is creating a framework that will model new ways for the Cooperative Extension system to engage and reach Extension programs across all three regions. The EXCITE team has developed practices to ensure that under-represented regions […]

EXCITE Gets Recognition from the CDC

The Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement, (EXCITE) program received a letter of gratitude from CDC director Samuel F. Posner, and a spotlight on the CDC’s Health Equity in Action page for their work. In the letter, Samuel Posner recognizes the value of a partnership with Cooperative Extension, stating “..we’re looking forward to learning from CES […]