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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.

Apply to Host a CDC Public Health Associate

Of all of the offers that seem to be too good to be true, this is the "real deal.”  This is an opportunity to have early career public health professional work assigned to Cooperative Extension for two years at no expense to you!  Cooperative Extension typically gets a couple of folks each year.  Apply to be a host site!
CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support has announced the opening of the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) host site application period which runs through February 28.  Host sites, including those that serve rural communities, from state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies; nongovernmental organizations such as community-based organizations, public health institutes and associations; and academic institutions are encouraged to apply to host a CDC-funded associate.  Each associate in this early career training program is assigned to a designated host site and host site supervisor(s) for a two-year assignment beginning in October.
PHAP senior staff are available for 1:1 or group information briefings and webinars. Let us know if interested, and we’ll work with you to set up a briefing on PHAP. We strongly encourage rural-serving entities to submit host site applications as we strive to increase participation in and for rural communities.
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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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