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The Collective for Health Equity and Well-Being

Cooperative Extension’s Collective for Health Equity and Well-Being is a community of Extension personnel and their partners united by their shared commitment to advancing health equity and well-being. Members work together to support the implementation of Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being (2021) to ensure that all people can be as healthy as they can be.

+$42B Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program and Local Project Deployment


Penn State Extension is hosting the BEAD Broadband Navigator in New York City on November 13, 2023. BEAD is a once-in-a-generation opportunity and may mean millions of dollars in broadband development for your state and local communities.

Program highlights:

  • Over $42 billion dollars in government funding is available. How can your state and local communities leverage these funds?

  • Collaboration opportunities to accelerate local broadband deployment.

  • Discover how broadband spatial analysis and mapping has helped Pennsylvania Extension, directly and assisted, securing over $500 million in additional broadband funding for the Commonwealth.

  • Explore innovative technologies and strategies to bridge the digital divide in rural regions.

  • Discuss economic, health, education, and workforce opportunities available through digital equity.

If you or a representative of your organization is interested in attending, please register at:

Questions? Please email Dana at

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