Applications Open for Adolescent Immunization Learning Collaborative -Due 9/27

The Request for Proposals to support an Adolescent Immunization Learning Collaborative is now available here. Applications are due by September 27.

This funding opportunity aims to meet the health needs of youth by promoting preventive healthcare with an emphasis on increasing vaccination coverage for adolescents and teens. The project will seek to identify and address disparities in coverage while promoting the overall uptake in King County youth vaccination rates.

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Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Immunization Program strives to increase awareness regarding the value of vaccinations and to promote increased immunization coverage rates as a key aspect of wellness and prevention for all children, youth and adults. Best Starts for Kids is seeking to establish a local quality improvement learning collaborative in partnership between Public Health–Seattle & King County and a King County based community organization.

Example activities

See the full RFP for many example project activities. A few examples include:

  • recruit members to the learning collaborative
  • enroll and engage members in quality improvement activities
  • facilitate presentations related to improvement science and adolescent preventive healthcare
  • provide necessary technical platforms to facilitate the single point of entry for accessing information and resources related to the activities of the collaborative
  • identify and implement training curriculum for clinic-based quality improvement initiatives that are approved by the American Board of Pediatrics and/or the American Board of Family Medicine for Maintenance of Certification

Commitment to Equity

Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) is an integral part of the County’s work and foundational to the work of Best Starts for Kids. Our goal is to ensure that all people, regardless of who they are and where they live, have the opportunity to thrive, with full and equal access to opportunities, power, and resources.

For Best Starts funded programs, we seek to support organizations that are reflective of and embedded in the communities they serve, and recognize and address the disparities and disproportionality that exist in our communities.


Funds through this RFP will be awarded to a local non-profit organization, health organization, health professional association, or academic institution. The organization awarded the contract under this RFP must be able to obtain or maintain the appropriate accreditation relevant to the provision of Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education credits to be made available to participants completing the quality improvement cycles.

Available funding

3 year contract beginning 2017-2018 Up to $200,000 per year


RFP Issued August 15, 2017
Information Session August 30, 2017
Final Day to Ask Questions September 6, 2017
RFP Responses Due September 27, 2017
Notice of Selected and Non-Selected RFPs October 18, 2017

Where can I find data to support my application?

The Best Starts for Kids interactive data website allows users to focus in on Best Starts indicators in their community, neighborhood, or city. Proposals should relate to one or more of the secondary indicators listed in the Request for Proposals.

You are NOT required to submit a detailed evaluation plan as part of your application.

An additional data resource page is available from Communities Count.

Have more questions? Join us for our online information session.

Applicants are highly encouraged, although not required, to attend the information session. Please review the RFP prior to participation for maximum benefit.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 1-2pm

Join the Skype Meeting via this link or calling

Conference ID: 3490706

We will record the information session and share on the blog for those who are unable to join us at that time.

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