Immunize Oregon under Transition
Immunize Oregon and the Oregon Immunization Program have decided to look for a new home for the coalition. This was not an easy decision. Immunize Oregon feels this transition will better suit Oregonians as well as coalition sustainability efforts.
As we move toward modernizing Oregon’s public health system to ensure a core level of public health service for everyone across the state, it’s clear that the Oregon Immunization Program (OIP) must do our work differently. Immunize Oregon understands that a government entity cannot always be the convener of public health partnerships, as in the case of Immunize Oregon, and has identified challenges in fulfilling this role within Oregon. To that end, the Oregon Immunization Program has decided to look for a new home for our coalition work. Modeling what many other states have done across the country, Oregon will provide funds to an external organization to administer an immunization coalition.
We will be opening up a solicitation process in which organizations will be able to submit proposals for funding. This fall, our hope is to be able to announce the coalition’s new organizational structure and the future of the work. This fall, our hope is to be able to announce the coalition’s new organizational structure and the future of the work.
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, including influenza, vaccine safety, cultural responsiveness, and more. We do not want to lose sight of all the energy and excitement the 2016 Oregon Flu Summit & More created. In the coming months, Immunize Oregon will be convening a planning committee to design the August webinars and the digital engagement plan.
If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee, please contact Alison Dent at Alison.email@example.com 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 2016.
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.