Women, Infant & Children (WIC) ⁄
Immunization Collaboration Project
The purpose of this program is to increase the number of children less than 5 years of age with age-appropriate immunizations who are accessing WIC services.
In 2005, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immunizations noted: “A regular schedule of immunizations is recommended for children from birth to two years of age, which coincides with the period in which many low-income children participate in the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC). Studies have found significantly improved rates of childhood immunization and of having a regular source of medical care associated with WIC participation.”
Beginning in 2003, the Kansas Immunization Program provided federal funding for a Medicaid Immunization Linkage project in Sedgwick County. That project dramatically increased rates. In conjunction with the Governor’s Panel recommendations, in 2004 the project was expanded to four counties designated by the program targeting the largest WIC service areas with the lowest immunization rates (Ford, Finney and Wyandotte LHDs). In 2008, the program expanded to include four more counties as a result of a state appropriation for WIC-Immunization linkage services (Cherokee, Saline, Seward and Shawnee LHDs). There are now 8 counties funded for the project.
Applications for funding are solicited from Cherokee, Finney, Ford, Saline, Seward, Sedgwick Shawnee and Wyandotte LHDs. Awards will be made with available funding from the State General Fund (up to $200,000) and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization Grant (up to $165,000).
Program Details: All program details, application requirements and program staff contact information can be found on the attached document
Program Request/Detail Budget Funding application form (required) |