COVID-19 Resource Center

CMSS/CDC Funding Opportunity

ACOEM was chosen as one of seven specialty society partners for a 5-year cooperative agreement awarded to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve vaccination rates among high-risk adults. CDC specifically asked CMSS to target adults in occupational health settings and CMSS recognized that ACOEM members’ long-standing relationships with health systems and clinics would be an asset to this vaccination improvement initiative.
As part of this agreement, ACOEM looks to partner with 7-10 health care systems to incorporate CDC's Standards for Adult Immunization Practice into clinical care and increase adult immunization (beginning with COVID-19 and influenza) through education, dissemination, and quality improvement initiatives. Therefore, ACOEM is issuing an RFP for health care systems interested in participating in this project. Selected health care systems or employers could receive approximately $200,000 per system in the first year.

Key Dates - Health Care Systems
ACOEM RFP Release Date  December 30, 2021
Application Deadline  February 10, 2022
Selection Notification  March 4, 2022
Project Implementation Start  March 7, 2022

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applications must include a designated ACOEM member from the health care system to oversee the project.
  2. The health care system is located in the United States and has multiple occupational medicine clinics.
  3. Work settings preferably represent broad geographic, racial/ethnic, rural/urban, and economic diversity in patient/employee population.
  4. Capability to provide ACOEM with necessary data for outcome and process measures.

How to Apply

Health Care Systems:
  • Download the RFP and complete the online application including attaching a budget and justification by February 10, 2022.


Contact Julie Ording, ACOEM's Director, Scientific Programs at