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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.

Key Findings from the 4-H Youth Mental Health Survey


Together with the Harris Poll, National 4-H Council examined the impact of the public health crisis on the mental health of teens - from the perspective of teens themselves.  If you missed the recent webinar to share the findings of the study, you can view the recording of the webinar here.

As a result of COVID-19, millions of young people are facing unprecedented implications for their growth and development.  These survey findings underscore the importance of our work as Extension professionals to help young people develop a sense of belonging, identify the sparks that drive their growth and development, and contribute to their community.

As you work to address the mental health crisis facing the nation's young people, we encourage you to take advantage of the following tools found on  National 4-H Council's Marketing Online Resource Center (MORC).

  • Full Report of the Youth Mental Health Survey
  • Infographic
  • Social Media Graphics and Messaging

You can access these resources here

Jennifer Sirangelo, President and CEO, National 4-H Council

Roger Rennekamp, Extension Health Director


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