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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.

April 2022

Why the Future Economy Must be a Well-Being Economy

Many counties around the work are questioning the way they measure progress as a nation. Instead of an economy based on the expectation of continual economic growth, they are thinking about building economies that promote well-being of people and the planet. This TedX presentation by Katherine Trebek of the Well-Being Economy Alliance shares her thoughts about why the transition is essential. Watch the presentation at What are your thoughts?

Provide Input into 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines

The development process for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 is kicking off! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the proposed scientific questions that will inform the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines. HHS and USDA are accepting written comments from the public on the proposed questions from April 15 to May 16,2022 . View the announcement , and learn more about the process and how to submit a...

Building a Well-Being Economy: A Future Role for Cooperative Extension?

Over the past several months, I've been involved with a group examining the notion of well-being economies. Seeking a deeper understanding of the concept, I came across a 2020 article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review by Anna Chrysopoulou that posed a compelling vision for what a well-being economy might look like. "To solve the social, economic, and environmental challenges we face today, we need to rethink the status quo. Governments and other institutions around the world need to...


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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