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EXCITE(ing) Strengths!

Since launching in 2021, the EXCITE program has reached more than 12 Million individuals with immunization education in 1,017 counties across 48 states and territories through the hard work of Extension Professionals from 72 land grant universities and 410 community and healthcare partners. It all began with support for the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) "Vaccinate with Confidence" campaign in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. WHY EXTENSION? Cooperative Extension has an over 100-year...

EXCITE Design Phase Deadline Extended to November 30th, 2022

The application for the EXCITE Design Phase has been extended to November 30th, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. The application is short, here are the requirements: Contact Information for Principal Investigator, Administrative Contact, and Financial Contact Subrecipient Information for FFATA Reporting (DUNS Name & Number, etc…) Letter of Support from Extension Director/Administrator Budget Template/Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement EXCITE is a nationwide local response by U.S. Cooperative...

Six Tips for Building Wealth

Extension Educators can change their clients’ lives dramatically by sharing information and tools to build wealth. One of the most valuable financial resources is time for compound interest to work its magic on regular savings deposits such as Roth IRA contributions.

Extension's Role in Addressing Social Isolation.

At a recent Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Community and Public Health Program Work Team (PWT) meeting, the topic of social isolation was discussed. Groups of Extension educators from across New York State spoke about how their existing work supports people navigating social isolation. There were also a number of ideas on how Extension could play a larger role in partnership with other health-focused community-based organizations to address this issue. What are folks doing in your LGU...

UNH Extension Seeks State Specialist in 4-H Youth Positive Development | Extension

This position, located in Durham, N.H., provides leadership and support for the University of New Hampshire Extension Education and 4-H Youth Development program team for the purpose of developing resilient youth. The state specialist is responsible for connecting theory to practice, ensuring the 4-H program achieves positive outcomes for youth and families in New Hampshire. Program development involves grant writing, program design, and program evaluation such that stakeholders will be...

Implementing the Health Framework Lightning Sessions

Join the Health Framework team on November 15 th and December 15th, 2022, to learn how some land grant universities are implementing Extension’s framework for health. These two sessions will feature 12 Land Grant Universities that are demonstrating success in health-related work, particularly around capacity building for framework Implementation. Register here for the November 15 th session Register here for the December 15 th session.

It's time again...

It's time again to talk about time. It's time for a reminder that time isn't a renewable resource. My absolute favorite simple time management tool is this: Don't touch anything twice. When you read that email/text, deal with it then, don't wait. When you take the clothes out of the dryer, fold them, and put them away. You get the point. If you were to add up all the time you take to think about and take action on things you've already touched it would be a bit depressing. Like most of these...

How Can Extension Help When #CaregivingHappens?

More than 90 million Americans provide care for someone who is aging, disabled, has one or more chronic conditions, just needs a little extra help, or some combination thereof. These individuals may not identify as “caregivers” but the role they play in the life of someone else is critical. November is National Family Caregiver Month and this year’s theme is #CaregivingHappens. #CaregivingHappens when we least expect it: when we are at work, running errands, during natural disasters, or just...

‘Just Good Food’ is topic of URI’s fall Honors Colloquium

‘Just Good Food’ is topic of URI’s fall Honors Colloquium Speakers to address equitable, sustainable and resilient food systems KINGSTON, R.I. – Aug. 22, 2022 – Just the mention of the word food can bring to mind varying images for Americans: a big dinner with family; a low-key night at home with pizza; children and families across the globe facing starvation; the behemoths of agribusiness; and the increasing interest and participation in local, sustainable farming and food production.

8 New 1994 LGUs will Join EXCITE as Pilot Projects!

We are so excited to announce 8 new 1994 institutions are joining the EXCITE Activity 2 program Immunization Education Pilots Projects. These funded projects work cooperatively with the CDC, local health professionals and programs to improve immunization rates with priority populations. The purpose is to create and test innovative delivery methods for each pilot project and inform future immunization education methodologies of best practices. 8 Land Grant Universities joining the EXCITE...

Extension Foundation Membership Available to 1994 Land-grant Universities

The Extension Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved to enable membership in the Extension Foundation to 1994 Land-grant Universities. The motion was brought forth by the Extension Foundation’s 1994 Board Representative, @Brian Kowalkowski , Dean of Continuing Education, College of Menominee Nation. A membership model for 1994 Land-grant Universities was unanimously approved. The Extension Foundation serves all Land-grant Universities in the U.S. through its national funded...

K-State Research and Extension and Healthy People: Helping Kansans Access Nutritious Foods

This post is part of Healthy People 2020 in Review, a blog series highlighting how organizations across the nation are addressing social determinants of health — and how their efforts have helped us make progress toward Healthy People goals and objectives. The post describes how K-State Research and Extension, a Healthy People 2030 Champion, contributed to progress toward Healthy People 2020 objectives — as well as Healthy People 2030 objectives under the social determinants of health domain Eco

What to Expect from the OneOp PSB-CY Clinical Assessment and Treatment Overview Courses

Our Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (PSB-CY) Overview Course Series has officially launched! To access the courses, go to our OneOp PSB-CY Overview Courses page and click on the purple Course Enrollment button. These four asynchronous courses mark the next phase of programming in our OneOp Sexual Behavior of Children and Youth Series . With this recent launch, we at OneOp Family Development wanted to give our participants a preview of what they can expect to learn within...

Job opening: Field Specialist in Labor & Workforce Development – Johnson County, MO

We are searching for a dynamic person interested in helping to build MU Extension’s workforce development program. The person selected for this role is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating workforce development educational programs that can support, complement, and expand on existing workforce and economic development efforts in Missouri communities. This is a faculty role, with the successful candidate being responsible for helping develop and deliver educational...

New Publication Available: Siempre Juntos (Forever Juntos)

Siempre Juntos (Forever Juntos) is available on the Extension Foundation bookshelf in a flipping book format. The Juntos program focuses on educating high school Latinx students and equipping their families with the knowledge, skills, and resources to ensure high school graduation and increase college access and attendance rates. This publication provides an overview of a sustainability guide that the North Carolina State University Juntos team created, and provides tips for creating Juntos...

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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