CDC Foundation RFP: Supporting Community Organizations to Strengthen Vaccine Confidence Pilot Project

Oct 30, 2020 | Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

The CDC Foundation has announced a new Request for Proposals to support community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and implement effective health communication and community engagement strategies to increase vaccine confidence and acceptance among groups at risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) related to under-immunization. For many years, child vaccination coverage has remained high nationally, and most parents are confident in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. However, the recent resurgence in the spread of myths and misinformation has put some communities at risk. When misleading information circulates, vaccination coverage can fall and increase the risk for outbreaks of VPDs. Vaccine confidence remains critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we have seen signs of recovery from pandemic-related disruptions to routine childhood vaccination, children, families, and communities remain at risk for preventable diseases and outbreaks. Additionally, the arrival of flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic has made it critical to protect vulnerable populations and reduce burden on the healthcare system through widespread uptake of influenza vaccine.

Vaccinate with Confidence is CDC’s strategic framework to strengthen vaccine confidence and prevent outbreaks of VPDs in the United States. This funding opportunity will support CBOs’ strategies to provide health education and community engagement on vaccines, in multiple formats (ie: oral, written, etc) delivered by local trusted sources in ways that are culturally appropriate. CBOs must be nonprofit and tax-exempt ( 501c3 tax exempt status; documentation must be provided) and may include faith-based organizations, vaccine advocacy organizations, public health focused associations, civic and social organizations, and other organizations that have the capacity to educate and engage at-risk communities. Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Nikka Sorrells, nsorrells@cdcfoundation.org.


About Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

More posts by Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

Related Posts

Opportunity
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

RFA: Demonstration Sites for Bridging Preparedness,...

Request for applications due October 20.

Sep 20, 2022 | Elana Filipos

RFA: Demonstration Sites for Bridging Preparedness,...

I Stock 844299986
  • COVID-19
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Community Resilience
  • Emergency Response

Request for Applications: Addressing Needs of People...

This NACCHO funding opportunity addresses the needs of people with disabilities...

Sep 20, 2022 | Sara Lyons

Request for Applications: Addressing Needs of People...

Apply Now web
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Opportunity

NACCHO Recruiting Members for Collaborative Workgroup on...

Applications open through October 9.

Sep 09, 2022 | Elana Filipos

NACCHO Recruiting Members for Collaborative Workgroup on...

SAM update 1200x627
  • Tools & Resources
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Infectious Disease

September is Sepsis Awareness Month: Learn How You Can...

September is Sepsis Awareness Month and CDC encourages its partners, patients,...

Sep 07, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson

September is Sepsis Awareness Month: Learn How You Can...

I Stock 1328730704 3
  • COVID-19
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Disease
  • Community Health

Doing Homework on Vaccines this Back-to-School Season?...

With a new school year beginning, this is a reminder that routine vaccines are...

Sep 01, 2022 | Guest Blogger Kaye Hayes, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infectious Disease and the Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Doing Homework on Vaccines this Back-to-School Season?...

Pexels sora shimazaki 5668838
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunity: Overdose Response Strategy (ORS)...

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Sep 01, 2022

Funding Opportunity: Overdose Response Strategy (ORS)...

Coronavirus COVID 19
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Opportunity

Apply to Get a Custom AI Chatbot to Fight COVID-19...

Applications due September 15.

Aug 30, 2022 | Beth Hess

Apply to Get a Custom AI Chatbot to Fight COVID-19...

Harm reduction resized
  • Press Release

On International Overdose Awareness Day, NACCHO Honors...

— On August 31, 2022, the National Association of County and City Health...

Aug 29, 2022 | Emily Winkelstein

On International Overdose Awareness Day, NACCHO Honors...

BA5 vaccine
  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

The Authorization of Novavax Vaccine, an Overview of the...

On July 13, 2022 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use...

Aug 25, 2022 | Amiris Roberson

The Authorization of Novavax Vaccine, an Overview of the...

Back to Top