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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.

New PBS Documentary Series Explores Hidden Public Health Infrastructure in America


From our friends at the CDC Office of Rural Health!

We want to make you aware of a new four-part documentary series that was made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is available for streaming on and the PBS App.  This series, The Invisible Shield, includes discussions on many important topics, including public health infrastructure, public health data, health equity, and more.

The fourth episode in the series may be of particular interest to you, as it explores the societal roots of many health problems and discusses the challenges faced by a rural community in Washington State as they work to prevent β€œdeaths of despair,” such as those due to opioid overdose and suicides.

Please note that we are forwarding this broadcast for informational purposes only and such dissemination should not imply any endorsement by CDC or the appearance of such, of the creator and distributor, PBS, the series itself, the content contained therein, or the views, products, services, or organizations referenced in the broadcast.

Thank you.

CDC Office of Rural Health

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