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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.

August 2023

Invitation to Present - Youth Voice and Action Webinar

We all know of the powerful role that young people can play in leading community change. In my role as Health Director, I have learned about many programs across the country that help young people learn the skills they need to address local health issues. That’s why our Well Connected Communities initiative is sponsoring a webinar on September 28 at 11:00 AM Eastern that will showcase a number of these programs in a lightning round format. Each presenter will have seven minutes and five...

Become a Trusted Messenger of Health Information: Video Modules

Check out the new video training modules, titled, " Getting to the Heart and Mind of the Matter ," Washington State University EXCITE Team. This team has designed a toolkit and training program specifically aimed at helping become more confident in being a trusted messenger of accurate health information. These new video modules effectively convey the toolkit's concepts and include engaging educational activities. Access the playlist for each section of the training (Motivational...

Vaccinations During Pregnancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) continue to emphasize the importance of vaccinations for pregnant people. CDC and ACOG recommend pregnant people get vaccinated against pertussis, influenza, and COVID-19 during each pregnancy to protect themselves and to protect their baby from these infections during the first few months of life. There have been concerning declines in vaccination coverage for Tdap (tetanus,...

Red Cross Tips for Starting School Safely

It’s almost time for the school bells to ring and students to return to their classrooms. The American Red Cross offers these tips for making sure your student is safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year. 1. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports distracted walking can be dangerous, even deadly. Teach your students to not text or talk on the phone while walking. 2. Stay far from the curb . When students wait for the school bus, tell them to stay far away from the traffic on...


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