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Extension's National Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being

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In 2012 ECOP created a national task force on health to identify systemwide priorities. This group produced a National Framework for Health and Wellness, approved by ECOP in 2014. In 2020, ECOP recognized the need to update guidance in this area and appointed a Health Innovation Task Force to provide recommendations for system-level change to further advance Cooperative Extension’s work in the area of health. Those recommendations are included in this document.

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Extension Committee on Organization & Policy (ECOP)
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ECOP Health Innovation Task Force

Roger Rennekamp - Extension Health Director,,ECOP

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Cooperative Extension
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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. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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