For Immediate Release
August 3, 2022
Deborah D'Souza-Vazirani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stephanye White (email@example.com)
Jennifer McNally (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NASN Announces Second Champions for School Health Funding Opportunity
Silver Spring, MD—The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in collaboration with the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) and with generous support from Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to announce the second Champions for School Health funding opportunity for projects designed to increase access to and confidence in the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine and school-required vaccines, particularly in under-resourced communities.
In this funding cycle, awards between $10,000 - $30,000 will be given. Awards are limited to grantees within the Kaiser Permanente market – California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
The deadline for submission of grant applications is 5 p.m. EDT on September 30, 2022.
The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities and schools, it is crucial that children, and specifically those in underserved communities, have equitable access to vaccines. However, lack of awareness, vaccine mistrust, and inaccessible vaccines continue to pose challenges.
Recognizing the critical role that schools, school nurses, and community organizations play in driving health equity among children, NASN, Kaiser Permanente, and IEL together will fund school nurses, school districts, and community organizations who are working to increase vaccine access, confidence, and uptake specifically for the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine and school-required vaccines among under-resourced populations.
Through the Champions for School Health funding opportunity, NASN seeks to foster partnerships among schools, school nurses, and community organizations. NASN also wants to drive health equity by learning about and supporting the implementation of sustainable vaccination models to increase vaccine access and confidence.
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a nonprofit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has close to 18,000 members and 50 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. To learn more about NASN, please visit us on the Web at www.nasn.org or call 866-627-6767.
IEL supports and builds the capacity of community leaders, cultivating networks of grassroots movement builders that are advocating for transformation within the education, workforce, and accessibility systems to advance racial healing and justice, disability inclusion, and economic equity in over 400 communities. To do so, we partner with under-resourced communities to equip leaders to better prepare children, youth, adults, and families for postsecondary education and training, rewarding careers, and civic and community engagement.