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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.

Cancer Education Professional Development


Rutgers University and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey invite you to participate in their free professional development series focused on cancer prevention and screening.

Community CARES is an in-depth training program that will help you confidently promote evidence-based, community-focused cancer prevention and screening to your patients, clients, and community members. CARES participants will learn about current screening guidelines, how to reduce individual risk of developing breast, cervical (and other HPV-related), colorectal, lung, prostate, and skin cancers, and how to present this information to members of the public to encourage health-promoting action. Participants will receive ready-to-use community presentations, scripts, educational coaching, professional translation, and other resources to deliver cancer education to their communities.

Program sessions will also build foundational knowledge and competency around cancer basics, cancer clinical trials, genetic and familial risk factors for cancer, and LGBTQ competency for professionals.

Please make sure to add all of these exciting sessions to your calendars.

Feb 8th - Cancer Basics
Mar 8th - Colorectal Cancer
Apr 12th - Sun Safety and Skin Cancer
May 10th - LGBTQ+ Competency
Jun 14th - Controlling Your Cancer Risk: Genetics
Jul 12th - Clinical Trials & the Research Process
Aug 9th - Prostate Health
Sep 13th - Breast Health
Oct 11th - Lung Cancer Screening
Nov 8th *No Session*
Dec 13th - HPV-Related Cancers

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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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