In December 2010, the Oregon Immunization Program announced funding availability for communication projects to increase healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates. One-time Public Health Emergency Response funds provided a total of $50,000, with a $10,000 maximum individual grant amount.
The grants focused on development of communication or media products to motivate healthcare workers to protect their patients, co-workers, families and themselves by receiving annual influenza vaccines and by raising public and provider awareness of the seriousness of influenza disease.
Seven projects were funded; the Deschutes, Linn, and Multnomah County Health Departments, the Silverton Hospital Network, Legacy Healthcare, the Oregon Nurses Association and Tillamook County General Hospital.
Silverton Hospital Network
Oregon Nurses Association
Tillamook County General Hospital