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Champions For School Health Vaccination Challenge

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IEL partnered with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to improve the safety and wellbeing of our students, families, and educators with 2022 goals of attacking this pandemic and sustaining collaboration for ongoing public health, getting as many students vaccinated as possible.

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We also invite anyone interested in learning more about the challenge, needing help with registration, or looking to engage further about keeping our kids and communities healthy and safe, to our bi-weekly town halls. You can join the town halls by clicking the button to the right.

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The Challenge:

The Champions for School Health Vaccination Challenge built upon the relational strength of IEL’s Coalition for Community Schools with the financial support of Kaiser Permanente. Challenge participants shared weekly how they planned to start, share, and/or scale COVID-19 vaccination efforts for school-age children that:
  1. Increase COVID vaccine confidence
  2. Increase vaccine uptake
  3. Increase vaccine equity


  • Community School and/or school community partner;
  • who are considered public, private, and/or non-profit organizations;
  • are affiliated with a 501(c)(3) status, government organizations, and/or faith-based organizations;
  • connected to at least one public school within the footprint of Kaiser Permanente regional offices in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Northern Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

Watch the recording for the “Kick-Off” event on March 8

We hosted a “Champions for School Health Vaccination Challenge Kick-Off” Tuesday, March 8 with our partners at NASN to discuss the Challenge. Click here to view the slides.

Click On This Video To Watch The Recording