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CMSS/CDC Funding Opportunity

In 2021, 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, clinics, and employers would be an asset to this vaccination improvement initiative.
As part of this agreement, ACOEM looks to partner with an additional 1 to 4 health care systems or large employers 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 systems and an RFP for employers interested in participating in this project. Selected health systems or employers could receive approximately $200,000 per system in the first year.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applications must include a designated ACOEM member from the health system or employer to oversee the project.
  2. Health system is located in the U.S. and has multiple occupational medicine clinics or employer has location(s) in the U.S. and will focus on those location(s).
  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 Systems:
  • Download the RFP and complete the online application including attaching a budget and justification by June 16, 2023.
  • Download the RFP and complete the online application including attaching a budget and justification by June 16, 2023.


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