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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.

Celebrate National Public Health Week


Today marks the beginning of the American Public Health Association's 26th annual . This year's theme is Building Bridges to Better Health.   APHA has for each of the daily themes (in English and Spanish) and you can easily post throughout the week. Check out the and add your activities.

Also, don’t miss out on any throughout the week from webinars  to physical activities. Highlights include:

  • , 1-3 p.m. ET, Monday, April 5. Learn from grassroots organizers how they’re building strong communities.
  • , 4-5 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 6. Authors from the April issue of the American Journal of Public Healthdiscuss the present and future of public health.
  • , 6 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. PT, Tuesday, April 6. Fun for all ages. With two dinnertime games, get the whole family together and put your public health knowledge to the test! Plus, the top teams win prizes.
  • , 2-3 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 7. It’s the biggest public health conversation of the year! Join us on Twitter to talk all things public health. (And to get a sneak peek at the questions in advance.) Thanks to the UnitedHealth Group for sponsoring this year’s chat.

There’s so much going on during NPHW, and everyone can participate. We hope you’ll be part of the public health celebration.

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