Immunize Oregon under Transition
The structure and funding of Immunize Oregon is under transition. Since the early 1990s the Oregon Immunization Program has operated in-house coalition activities through Oregon Partnership to Immunize Children, the Oregon Adult Immunization Coalition and since 2014, Immunize Oregon. As local, state and national landscapes change, it has become challenging to operate an in-house coalition. The Oregon Immunization Program has decided to look for a new home for our coalition work.
The first step is to select an external organization to manage the work of the coalition through a solicitation process in which interested parties will submit proposals for funding. Modeling what many other states have done across the country, Oregon will provide funds to that external organization to administer the immunization coalition.
This fall, look for an announcement introducing the coalition’s new organizational structure and the future of the work. In the meantime, know we are as committed as ever to the meaningful work that the coalition supports to improve the health of all Oregonians.
Oregon Flu Summit & More
Immunize Oregon will not be holding a 2017 Oregon Flu Summit. Instead we plan to host a series of webinars during National Immunization Awareness Month in August. The webinar presentations will be on a variety of topics. Check out Oregon’s National Immunization Awareness Month webpage to register for a weekly webinar.
If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee, please contact Alison Dent at Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 971-673-0472.
Grant Funding Opportunities
The Immunize Oregon Immunization Mini-Grant Project supports immunization projects and activities by providing a competitive grant process once per year. Immunize Oregon Mini-Grants are designed to support and enhance the promotions of immunizations throughout Oregon. Proposals must be innovative projects and partnerships that support the increase of immunization rates, reach underserved populations, or aid and advance the use of evidence-based practices.
Quarterly Educational Meetings
Immunize Oregon educational meetings provide a place to discuss current immunization topics. The meetings are open to the public. Meeting agenda and RSVP information will be available a few weeks before each meeting.
Due to funding restrictions, there were no Round Tables in 2017.
Round Tables are two similar educational events that take place in the Spring in rural and metro Oregon cities. The Round Tables are a day long, no-cost educational event centered around immunizations and state immunization infrastructure.