Immunize Oregon, OIP’s lifespan coalition, is excited to announce we are restructuring the way we offer our FLU (Free, Local, Underserved) Clinics. The coalition partners with area clinics, health systems, non-profits, and nursing and pharmacy schools to provide immunization clinics that offer no-cost vaccines to uninsured individuals. We work in conjunction with nursing or pharmacy students as vaccinators if necessary, and with partners who host the clinic and do outreach to people who need vaccines.
We are also elated to announce a notable expansion of our mini-grants–one of OAIC’s most popular programs. This year we are able to offer $30,000 of grant funds, with a maximum award of $4,000! These grants are for organizations looking to improve immunization rates in Oregon. Last year, OAIC had $48,000 in requests for mini-grants with a budget of only $14,000. This year the coalition hopes to make a greater impact on the health of our communities by expanding this wildly successful program.
Immunization projects that focus on populations across the lifespan will be considered for grants, with special consideration to those that work to raise adult immunization rates (which are the lowest).
If you are interested in applying, please look at our website, www.healthoregon.org/immunizeoregon for the request for proposals and application materials. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in getting involved in Immunize Oregon, have any general questions about the coalition’s work or have an idea for a project, we would love to hear from you! Please email either Alison or Katherine at the addresses listed above.