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Save the Date and Call for Proposals: Northeast Digital Equity Summit

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is pleased to announce a call for presentation proposals addressing issues of digital equity for inclusion in its upcoming Northeast Digital Equity Summit, which will take place virtually on September 19, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Proposals are due June 30, and the full call is here . Registration information for the Summit will come out in July.

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women’s Health Symposium

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health is pleased to announce the free, virtual Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women’s Health Symposium which will be held on July 18-19, 2023. We ask you to share the registration with your colleagues, stakeholders, and contacts and invite them to attend. This symposium will identify research, prevention, and treatment focusing on the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on women’s health and explore actionable...

Job Posting - University of Kentucky Area Extension Director

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is currently accepting applications for the Area Extension Director for West 5 and West 6. This position provides county-focused leadership and administrative oversight for nine counties (Breckinridge, Daviess, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, LaRue, McLean, Meade and Ohio). Responsibilities include direct supervision of agents and support staff, as well as indirect supervision of additional county-level positions. This position upholds the...

Ten Strategies to Fight Shrinkflation

One cause of food insecurity among military families is inflation. As food costs rise, the ability to make nutritionally sound food purchases and maintain consistent access to food decreases. In February 2023, food prices were 9.5% higher than a year earlier according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Another cause of concern for cash-strapped military families is “ shrinkflation ,” i.e., where food and household product (e.g., toilet paper) manufacturers keep prices the same but reduce...

We Want to Hear from You: Make a Video and Tell Us How You Move Your Way!

Everyone needs physical activity to be healthy. But when, where, and how you get that activity is entirely up to you! Move Your Way® , the promotional campaign for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans , aims to help people of all ages and abilities find safe and fun ways to get active. And now, you can share how you move with the world ! Starting today, you can record a 7-60 second video telling us about your favorite physical activities, or how you help...

June 22nd: Let's Cook at Home: Herbs and Spices, Penn State University

June 22nd, 2023: 12 PM ET $10 REGISTER HERE! Join us for Let's Cook at Home: Herbs and Spices , a virtual cooking class to learn about cooking delicious foods with herbs and spices and creating a healthy eating pattern that tastes great! In this event, we invite you to discover new recipe ideas using herbs and spices to enhance the aroma and flavor of foods. We hope you can join us! Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar. Registrants will also receive access to...

Registration for the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series: Strengthening Resilience in Children and Adolescents Is Now Open

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce its next webinar: Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series: Strengthening Resilience in Children and Adolescents . This webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 28 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. To register, please visit the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series Registration page . Continuing Education Credits* (CEs) are available for this webinar. During this one-hour event, ODPHP and the Centers for Disease Control and...

2 Questions...

How do you know it's time to do leadership development? The short answer is it's always time. Developing our leadership is a journey, not a destination. Improving our self-awareness and becoming truly effective takes consistent focus. Here are some clues to watch for on your journey to help stay focused: If you're feeling like some honest and respectful feedback it might be time for leadership development! Feedback is the breakfast of champions. Getting meaningful information from trusted...

Draft Protocols of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Now Online at DietaryGuidelines.gov

Posted on June 2, 2023 by HHS/ODPHP The 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently held its second meeting, where members discussed their list of prioritized questions that focus on the relationship of diet and health across the lifespan. As part of the discussions, the Committee presented draft protocols for the majority of the scientific questions. The draft protocols discussed at the meeting are now online. A protocol – or plan – is developed for questions answered using...

Military Families and Food Security

Mark your calendars for OneOp’s upcoming Military Family Readiness Academy series , Military Families and Food Security: A Call to Action , starting on 1 June. The MFRA is a free virtual multi-disciplinary learning opportunity for service providers, expanding their knowledge to educate and support service members and families. Watch a special message from Mrs. Patricia Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy at...

Spotlight on Youth Mental Well-Being in Military Families

Edited by: Anna Peterson Written by: Karen Shirer, Ph.D. The popular media continues to draw attention to the national mental well-being crisis among children and youth, including those in military families. The CBS television station affiliate in Minnesota, WCCO-4, recently aired a three-part series on the pandemic’s impact on youth mental health . The reporter, Esme Murphy, interviewed the following national experts on youth development regarding the crisis: Doctor Sarah Jerstad, the...

5 Reasons Estate Planning is Vital for Caregivers

While most Americans plan for retirement, many neglect another crucial aspect of financial planning – end of life or estate planning. Although about 6 in 10 Americans have a retirement account (Census Bureau, 2020), only 1 in 3 have an estate plan according to Caring.com’s 2023 Wills and Estate Planning Study. Estate planning is one of the most important, yet often overlooked aspects of caregiving. When someone becomes a caregiver for a loved one, their focus is primarily on providing...

Extension Foundation Position Announcement: Chief Executive Officer

Extension Foundation Chief Executive Officer Position Description Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Time: Full-time Overall Role: Executive leader and manager of the Extension Foundation and Executive Officer of the Extension Foundation Board of Directors Salary: Commensurate with education and experience The Extension Foundation (EXF) is a member-based, nonprofit 501(c)3, created to support Cooperative Extension and its strategic partners. The primary purpose of the EXF is to generate...

Register Now for the June 27th Annual Meeting of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

The first public meeting of the Biden-Harris Administration’s President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition will be held on June 27, 2023, from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm ET, at the Hubert H. Humphrey building in Washington, DC. The meeting will also be viewable via livestream on hhs.gov/live. The focus of this inaugural meeting will be for the new Council members , who were nominated to serve on the Council by President Biden in March , to discuss priorities for the remainder of the...

Celebrating Active Aging

By ADM Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health In May we celebrate two National Health Observances, Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month , both of which offer opportunities to explore the benefits of regular physical activity and their importance to healthy aging. Older adults – individuals aged 65 years and older – can reap big rewards from sitting less and moving more. As we age, the activities we do in everyday life can become more challenging. Being...

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