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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.

Well-Being of Urban Residents

Learn to Work with Communities to Implement Crime Prevention Strategies

Are you, or would you like to be, working with communities on crime prevention strategies? This is your opportunity to learn strategies to do this. Michigan State University Extension has been working with faculty in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) and the MSU National Charrette Institute (NCI) to develop training for Extension professionals and communities on how to do crime prevention through placemaking and environmental design. The program is called Placemaking...

Measuring What Matters: Well-Being as a Measure of Social Progress

A 2015 article by McGregor, Coulthard, and Camfield suggests changes in how we develop and evaluate the effectiveness of various policies and programs. While authors contend that " there has been a tremendous upsurge of interest in and initiatives to develop measures of human well-being as a yardstick of societal progress." and suggest that using solely economic measures of progress are inadequate and results in misguided. " The focus on income measures encourages an unbalanced focus on...

CLEAR Field Guide for Emergency Preparedness

The American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation provides emergency response and disaster preparedness resources that are designed to strengthen and reimagine the nation's emergency management system. More specifically, the CLEAR Field Guide for Emergency Preparedness is designed to advance our nation’s emergency management system by breaking down knowledge silos, bolstering the public health infrastructure, diversifying health care integration and more deeply integrating...

Localizing Global Health and Sustainability Goals

A recent article in Fast Company magazine speaks to the importance of making global health and sustainability locals actionable at the local level. The authors contend that "it can be difficult to determine how to address large and complex national issues. These need to be translated from theoretical commitments into measurable goals to create a sense of commitment and urgency. For example, emission targets need to be broken down into actionable objectives at the city level, which would make...

Special Urban Extension Issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

The latest issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is now available online (Volume 10, Number 2). To access it, visit JHSE’s website at: Journal of Human Sciences and Extension | Mississippi State University ( This special issue of JHSE focuses on Extension engagement in urban communities. The 35 authors who contributed to this issue represent a range of geographic and programmatic viewpoints. Insights shared in this special issue demonstrate that diversity in our...

Costs for High-Speed Internet Reduced for Millions of Americans

High-speed internet service is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity. But too many families go without high-speed internet because of the cost or have to cut back on other essentials to make their monthly internet service payments. Lowering prices—including the cost of high-speed internet service—is President Biden’s top priority. In early May 2021, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced that they have secured private sector commitments that will lower high-speed internet costs...


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