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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.

May 2024

Advancing Health Equity - RWJF Webinar

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation No matter where we live in the world, we all want a future where health is no longer a privilege, but a right. We all want to live in a community where our loved ones have access to healthy foods, inviting green spaces, and safe affordable housing. A community where we engage, support, and maintain the health of our caregivers and grandparents. Many of the inequities that prevent communities in the United States from fulfilling these dreams are also...

New Infographic - Health Infrastructure Survey Results

Thanks to the Extension Foundation, the results of Cooperative Extension’s Health and Well-Being Infrastructure Survey have now been published in an easy-to-read, visually-appealing infographic . The survey was conducted in the fall of 2023 to document changes that have occurred in the Cooperative Extension’s capacity to support health-related programming over the last five years. More specifically, the survey tracked increases in internal and external funding for health-related work,...

Dying Early in Rural America

A recently released report in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows the gap in preventable premature mortality (or early death) between rural and urban America is growing wider. People living in rural areas are at a higher risk of dying early from one of the five leading causes of death when the death could have been prevented compared to people living in urban areas. This report is an extension of the 2019 CDC study, which showed the percentage of preventable early deaths...

CDC Monitoring H5N1 Bird Flu Situation

H5N1 bird flu is widespread in wild birds worldwide and is causing outbreaks in U.S. poultry and dairy cows with one recent human case in a U.S. dairy worker. The latest information, data and guidance on the current situation are available from the links below: Current Situation Summary | Current H5N1 Bird Flu Situation in Dairy Cows Avian influenza or bird flu refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses. These viruses naturally spread among...

Position Announcement - Director - Extension Center for Health Outreach - Clemson

The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for the position of Professor and inaugural Director of Extension Center for Health Outreach (ECHO). Clemson University’s Extension Center for Health Outreach (ECHO) is the centralized home of health innovation through extension. It strengthens the partnerships between Clemson faculty across the university, Extension staff, and community stakeholders to collaboratively address significant public...


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