West Virginia State University Continues Immunization Education Work Through EXCITE Grant
The West Virginia State University (WVSU) Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program has been awarded a $50,050 Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE)grant as a subaward in collaboration with West Virginia University (WVU), which will help the Cooperative Extension System to continue its mission to increase vaccine confidence among rural and other underserved communities.
This new effort is funded by the Extension Foundation in cooperation with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), with support from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project began June 1 and will continue through November, 30, 2024.
“I am delighted to bring the Excite III Extension programming to WVSU,” said Family and Consumer Sciences Program Leader Dr. Donte Pennington. “WVSU and WVU have been a part of this USDA and CDC programming since its inception two years ago. Our project title, ‘Regional Vaccine Education, Outreach and Access Initiative,’ provides insight into the Extension services our universities are pleased to present and provide to rural communities of West Virginia.”