All Kids Count

The Foundation's program, All Kids Count: Establishing Immunization Monitoring and Follow-up Systems, was designed to support the development and implementation of monitoring and follow-up systems to improve and sustain access to immunizations for preschool children.This is one of 23 one-year planning grants under the All Kids Count program. The main goal of this program is to establish immunization monitoring and follow-up systems in an effort to increase immunization rates among preschool children and reduce rates of illness, disability, and death from vaccine-preventable diseases. This grant will provide support for the Chatham County Health Department to develop a system that will improve immunization rates county-wide to 90 percent for children under age two. The grantee will organize a coalition consisting of local hospitals, clinics and housing authorities that will work to: (1) expand an immunization monitoring and follow-up system; (2) expand the Health Department's current immunization recall system county wide; (3) develop a "New Mother" immunization reminder system; (4) develop an outreach component using lay workers, church members and public health nurses; and (5) develop alternative satellite locations to provide services in areas of poor access.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $103,213.00

Awarded on: 10/22/1992

Time frame: 11/1/1992 - 1/31/1994

Grant Number: 21145

Grantee

Chatham County Health Department

P.O. Box 14257
Savannah, GA, 31416-4257

Diane Z. Weems
Project Director

912-356-2233