Adult Immunization Seed Grants
In 2012, NBCH launched the Adult Immunization Seed Grant Program in generous partnership with
GlaxoSmithKline. The Seed Grants will provide coalitions the resources to
drive innovative, community-focused adult immunization initiatives within the
workplace. Assuming compliance with all federal and state laws,
- Provide adult
immunization educational information derived from CDCís immunization
- Strengthen and support
adult immunization infrastructure;
- Focus on advancing the
employer/employee knowledge level of vaccine preventable diseases;
- Advance awareness and
understanding of the role of adult immunizations in employer focused prevention efforts;
- Focus on systemic,
sustainable, achievable, and measurable change related to adult
- Identify, measure, and
remove barriers to access for adult immunization; and
- Build upon and/or
collaborate with existing local community adult immunization initiatives.
NBCH awarded $120,000 to four member coalitions to support Adult Immunization efforts within their communities. This seed grant program is ongoing.
Per GlaxoSmithKline guidelines, grant money awarded through
these seed grants cannot be used to directly purchase vaccines; promote
products by name; or pay health care practitioners.