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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.

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Immigrants and Rural Economies Weathering the Pandemic Together

Roger Rennekamp ·
Immigrant workers and their families are a dynamic force behind recent population upturns or stabilization across rural America. In fact, between 2010 and 2016, immigrants from around the world were responsible for 37 percent of net rural population growth. Rural communities that rely on the economic drivers of tourism and recreation and essential services like health care and food production have been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19. Due to multiple risk and systemic factors, the many...
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Ethical Dilemmas in Rural Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity invite you to the 2020 Public Health Ethics Forum on September 11, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. This year’s theme is Ethical Dilemmas in Rural Health. The goal of the 2020 Public Health Ethics Forum is to examine ethical considerations relating to place-based public health approaches in rural areas...
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Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law and Policy

Roger Rennekamp ·
You are cordially invited to attend Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives in Health Law and Policy , a virtual conference, on October 2, 2020. In partnership with the Health Law and Policy Program at American University Washington College of Law and the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at Saint Louis University, ChangeLab Solutions is convening advocates and stakeholders from the fields of public health, law, health care, and advocacy to share diverse perspectives; build...
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Connect Extension Virtual Chat: Health Equity and Its Implications for Extension Practice

Roger Rennekamp ·
Click here at 1 PM ET on September 24th to Enter The Chat! According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) a health disparity exists when one group bears a higher burden of illness, injury, disability, or mortality relative to another as a result of conditions closely linked to social, economic, or environmental disadvantage. Conversely, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) defines health equity as a desired state where “everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as...
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The State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies for a Healthier America

Bryan Mader ·
The U.S. adult obesity rate tops 40 percent; highest ever recorded. COVID-19 related food insecurity puts more Americans at risk for obesity or worsening obesity. Demographic trends and the conditions in people’s lives have a large impact on their ability to maintain a healthy weight. Policy solutions include expanded access to nutrition support programs and creating more opportunities for people to be physically active. Read the State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies for a Healthier America
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Diabetes in America

LaToya O'Neal ·
The month of November is American Diabetes Month. Like most national health observances, this month is meant to promote awareness of and increase support for reducing the burden associated with this chronic condition. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report which is a periodic publication that provides estimates of diabetes and prediabetes, information on risk factors and associated complications, and describes the...
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Death Rates from COVID-19 Growing Fastest in Rural America

Roger Rennekamp ·
An article by published yesterday in STAT online included alarming information about the prevalence of COVID-19 in rural communities. "As the U.S. heads toward a third peak in the pandemic, rural counties are among the areas most severely affected by Covid-19. While their absolute numbers of cases are still relatively small compared with large cities, case rates and death rates are growing fastest in rural counties . This is especially worrisome because characteristics associated with poor...
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Celebrating "Can Do" Spirit on National Rural Health Day

Jennifer Grizzard Ekzarkhov ·
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America, gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face, and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural...
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REPOST: With a Focus on Equity, Geography No Longer Has To Be Destiny

Jennifer Grizzard Ekzarkhov ·
By Olugbenga Ajilore and Katrina Badger November 19, 2020, 3:51 pm This article was originally posted on The Center for American Progress website and is reposted here with permission. To read the full article visit https://ampr.gs/3pJaNQ6 . Regardless of where people in the United States live—rural, urban, or somewhere in between—the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their lives and livelihoods . Certain groups are suffering disproportionately, including people of color, workers with low...
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ELI5: The Social Determinants of Health

Erin (Yelland) Martinez ·
To answer your first question, ELI5 is text lingo for 'explain like I'm five' - a way to break down often complex topics into digestible bits. This post will introduce the Social Determinants of Health and help to ELI5 the topic.
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Social Determinants of Health: What’s Happenin’ on the Hill?

Erin (Yelland) Martinez ·
TL;DR: The social determinants of health are gaining the attention on the hill, there is bipartisan support, and there is strong hope that the 117th Congress and the Biden-Harris administration will make progress – particularly regarding health equity. The main driving factor…money.
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Re: Social Determinants of Health: What’s Happenin’ on the Hill?

Roger Rennekamp ·
Thanks for summarizing the information shared in the briefing!
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Re: Social Determinants of Health: What’s Happenin’ on the Hill?

Peg E. ·
This is encouraging, thank you for sharing. I work in transportation education at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Tompkins County, New York. Sometimes people know what they need to do to improve their health, but they have no reasonable way to get to their doctor's appointments, or to physical therapy, or even to the pharmacy.
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Re: Social Determinants of Health: What’s Happenin’ on the Hill?

Abby Gold ·
I taught a course titled Integrating Public Health and Clinical Systems. There is of course no standard text book for such a topic, but I found a great compendium of essays from the deBeaumont Foundation called the Practical Playbook for Integrating Public Health and Primary Care. The social determinants of health are at the heart of connecting the two sectors. The second edition of this book talks about developing multisector partnerships. https://www.debeaumont.org/pro.../practical-playbook/
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Reimagined in America - Advancing Food Justice

Roger Rennekamp ·
Deep-rooted structural racism, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, have exacerbated inequities within our food system. Millions more people—mostly Black and Latino families—have gone hungry in the past year while high obesity rates put many at risk for severe COVID-19 complications. Grocery store clerks, meat packing plant staff, and farm workers making low wages have struggled financially while risking their health to feed our country. We need a more sustainable and resilient food...
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COVID-19 and Rural Communities: Protecting Rural Lives and Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
You may be interested in this report examining the impact of COVID-19 in rural America, presenting data on case rates and mortality, prevalence in diverse rural communities, and health conditions contributing to severe cases of COVID-19. The report includes a discussion of issues of socioeconomic vulnerability, healthcare access, and public health compliance and offers actions to address disparities, including increasing access, supporting livelihoods, and considering social determinants of...
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International Conference on Urban Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) invites you to join their 17th International Conference on Urban Health: 2021 hosted online by SALURBAL and project partners across Latin America. Join an international network of interdisciplinary urban health researchers, policymakers, business leaders, practitioners, and grassroots community advocates to exchange ideas, advance research, and drive action across sectors, transforming urban environments to promote health and environmental...
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Health a Priority for Rural Recovery and Growth

Roger Rennekamp ·
A national survey of rural development stakeholders identified health as a priority recovery and growth in rural America. Investing in Rural Recovery: Findings from a Rapid Assessment of Stakeholder Priorities for Rural Development summarizes the results of a national survey conducted in the fall of 2021 by the nation's four Regional Rural Development Centers. The survey is part of a year-long Listening Session Initiative aimed at identifying key priorities and critical investments for rural...
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Building a Well-Being Economy: A Future Role for Cooperative Extension?

Roger Rennekamp ·
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...
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Listening Session on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
Nearly 100 individuals participated in a virtual listening session held recently to gather advance input into the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to be held this September. The listening session was hosted by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy and the Board on Human Sciences of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) with support of the Extension Foundation. The majority of the participants were state-level coordinators of...
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Re: Connect Extension Virtual Chat: Health Equity and its Implications for Extension Practice

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Livestream the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
On September 28, 2022 the Biden-Harris Administration will host the historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health — and there is still time to get engaged. The Conference will bring together Americans from all walks of life to help accelerate progress to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, and reduce disparities. Together, we can build a healthier and more equitable future for our nation. Here are some ways you can get involved: Watch the Conference live —...
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Belonging and Civic Muscle - A Vital Condition, An Extension Opportunity

Gina ·
When viewing the vital conditions framework, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the categories and get lost in thinking about your role in changing any one, or many of the conditions in the community. But, if we look at the conditions as an opportunity to speak to the work that we do as a system, it becomes something that feels right in the work that we do day in and day out, and maybe is the least "measured" in the people counting, and knowledge, attitudes and beliefs surveys many of us do...
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Health Equity and Well Being, how do we achieve it?

Jorge H. Atiles, PhD ·
Recently, I attended the Extension-related Appalachian Health Summit in Roanoke, Virginia. There, we joined many other Appalachian states in discussing determinants of health and the challenges our communities face to access and enjoy health, quality care, and well-being. In this blog, I’d like to pose a question to ourselves as Extension services about how overwhelming this quest for health equity must feel. We left the summit very excited about the possibilities and in my case, with a mind...
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Re: Health Equity and Well Being, how do we achieve it?

Cindy Fitch ·
I appreciate your insight and your support for thriving communities, Jorge. Focusing on the vital conditions is like preventive medicine. When we focus on the upstream changes, individuals, families, and communities are healthier and more resilient.
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Free Seminar on Social Justice and Health Equity

Maria Cantu Hines ·
Bradford Hill Seminar – Social justice and health equity – Professor Sir Michael Marmot February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (UK time) All are invited to the hybrid Bradford Hill Seminar: Social justice and health equity Professor Sir Michael Marmot Institute of Health Equity and UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health Register to attend Please note this will be a hybrid seminar, with the option to attend in-person (East Forvie Building, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SR) or...
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American Heart Association - Extension Grant Opportunity

Roger Rennekamp ·
Healthy for Life® Community Nutrition Grant Opportunity The American Heart Association and Aramark launched Healthy for Life® , an innovative health impact initiative, in 2015. The commitment: work together to leverage our combined reach and resources to help millions lead healthier lives. Through our collaboration, we developed a community nutrition program that empowers people to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices. As a critical partner providing nutrition education in...
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Guide for Building Sustainable and Resilient Coalitions

Roger Rennekamp ·
The Tamarack Institute is pleased to announce the release of their new guide for building sustainable and and resilient coalitions. Sustainability involves many factors, including leadership, funding, community engagement, and the ability to influence policy and systems that lead to program or collective impact. Resilience is about building a collaboration’s capacity to shift, adapt, and change, and is also focused on the overall health and well-being of the collaboration and the community.
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Re: Connect Extension Virtual Chat: Health Equity and its Implications for Extension Practice

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Resources for Advancing Racial Equity in Rural Communities

Roger Rennekamp ·
Here is a new set of resources from ChangeLab Solutions that you may find useful. "In rural communities across the United States, increasing meaningful participation in the policymaking process for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) while decreasing place, race, and class divides is essential to achieving prosperity. Adding to our suite of resources for increasing racial justice and equitable economic development in rural America, we have released two new publications for...
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Helping Coalitions Shape Policy - New Toolkit

Roger Rennekamp ·
The Build Healthy Places Network is excited to launch their new toolkit on Equitable Policy Processes for Multisector Health Efforts. As part of BHPN's commitment to support policy change that creates healthier communities, this resource guides coalitions to center equity throughout the policymaking process. The resource provides useful steps to support stakeholders who are interested in building capacity for equitable and sustainable policy solutions and surfaces key actions that coalitions...
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JHSE Special Issue Call for Abstracts due April 5

Erin (Yelland) Martinez ·
The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is soliciting articles for a summer 2025 special issue: Aging in America. The aim of this special issue is to provide human scientists and Extension professionals with research, new or emerging initiatives, creative critical thinking, and innovative practices that will propel aging-related work within a next-generation Cooperative Extension System. Format-free manuscripts are welcome.
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Webinar on New MyPlate Resources

Roger Rennekamp ·
The COVID-19 pandemic and National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health elevated the national dialogue on achieving greater nutrition security in the US. MyPlate’s messaging pillars are oriented toward educating the public on nutrient density, health equity, and cost-consciousness. As part of its MyPlate Nutrition Communicators Network, USDA partners with organizations to develop and extend resources based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. This webinar will highlight...
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New PBS Documentary Series Explores Hidden Public Health Infrastructure in America

Roger Rennekamp ·
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 PBS.org 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...
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REMINDER! JHSE Special Issue Call for Abstracts due April 5

Erin (Yelland) Martinez ·
Reminder! Brief, 250 word abstracts are due April 5th for the Journal of Human Science and Extension's Special Issue: Aging in America.
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Dying Early in Rural America

Roger Rennekamp ·
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...
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Advancing Health Equity - RWJF Webinar

Roger Rennekamp ·
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...

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