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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.

Deadline for Submitting NHOC Presentation Proposals - January 12


The planning committee for the 2023 National Health Outreach Conference is now accepting proposals to present at next year’s conference.  The conference will be held May 22-24, 2023 and will be hosted by Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Interested individuals may submit proposals for concurrent sessions of 60 or 20 minutes in length as well as poster presentations that will staffed at a designated time.

The central theme of the conference focuses on ensuring that all people have a fair and just opportunity to experience lifelong health and well-being.  As such, we welcome proposals that address such topics as health equity, community engagement, data utilization, place-based interventions, environmental health, financial dimensions of health, housing, health systems and services, immunizations, food systems transformation, social determinants of health, racism as a public health issue, coalition development, global health issues, well-being, restoring confidence in science, and positive youth development as a health strategy.

Proposals will be reviewed and scored using the following criteria.

Clarity of the proposal.

Anchored in current research or relevant theory.

Adequate description of the project or program.

Produces measurable results for communities or individuals.

Engagement of partners.

Relevance to Extension practice.

Presentation proposals must be submitted through the submission portal located at no later than January 12, 2023

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