WASHINGTON (October 20, 2022) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that the organization received $1.5 million in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support COVID-19 vaccine confidence efforts through September 2023. The AHA will work directly with the Children’s Hospital Association on pediatric vaccination as part of the year three grant.
The AHA previously received two grants totaling $3 million with a grant period ending last month. Since February 2021, the AHA has led a comprehensive vaccine education program to support the hospital field, clinicians and members of the public. Specifically, the AHA has:
- Run public service announcements, newspaper advertisements and radio spots encouraging vaccination in all 50 states, in both English and Spanish;
- Released educational videos and podcasts focused on child vaccination, vaccination during pregnancy and other topics;
- Produced the first-ever playbook on COVID strategies for rural health care leaders;
- Convened hospital and health systems leaders through virtual, in-person and Facebook Live events; and
- Published more than 100 case studies on vaccine successes.
Funding began September 30, 2022 and continues through September 29, 2023.
These grants were funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number CK20-2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.
More information is available at aha.org/vaccineconfidence.
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About the American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA advocates on behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides insight and education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at www.aha.org.
About the Children's Hospital Association
The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 200 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. For more information visit www.childrenshospitals.org.