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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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New Harris Poll Finds Teens Are Struggling with Mental Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
A new survey commissioned by National 4‑H Council, and conducted by the Harris Poll, finds that 7 in 10 teens are struggling with their mental health in the wake of COVID-19. More than half of those surveyed shared that the pandemic has increased their feelings of loneliness, with 64 percent believing it will have a lasting impact on their mental health. The survey, conducted in May 2020, is among the first to examine the impact this unprecedented public health crisis has had on U.S. teens.
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Broadband Access as a Determinant of Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
"Now, more than ever, broadband Internet access (BIA) must be recognized as a social determinant of health. Disparities in access should be treated as a public health issue because they affect the health of people and communities where they live, learn, work and play. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates that lack of BIA influences each of the six social determinant of health domains defined by the American Medical Association. It also affects an additional domain, which is particularly...
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Key Findings from the 4-H Youth Mental Health Survey

Roger Rennekamp ·
Together with the Harris Poll, National 4-H Council examined the impact of the public health crisis on the mental health of teens - from the perspective of teens themselves. If you missed the recent webinar to share the findings of the study, you can view the recording of the webinar here . As a result of COVID-19, millions of young people are facing unprecedented implications for their growth and development. These survey findings underscore the importance of our work as Extension...
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Putting COVID into an upstream public health perspectives

Roberta Riportella ·
This is a well cited article (author Yong has been on national news shows) detailing what has gone wrong: ""almost everything that went wrong with America’s response to the pandemic was predictable and preventable. A sluggish response by a government denuded of expertise allowed the coronavirus to gain a foothold. Chronic underfunding of public health neutered the nation’s ability to prevent the pathogen’s spread. A bloated, inefficient health-care system left hospitals ill-prepared for the...
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#SleeveUp to #Fight Flu with CDC's Digital Media Tool Kit

Roger Rennekamp ·
As a trusted community resource, Cooperative Extension can play an important role in educating the public about the importance of immunizations, particular in the months immediately preceding flu season. Our friends that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have made it easy for us to do just that through their digital media tool kit focused on vaccinations. CDC’s seasonal flu vaccination campaign materials are available to partners like Cooperative Extension to assist them...
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CDC's Flu Season Digital Media Tool Kit

Roger Rennekamp ·
As a trusted community resource, Cooperative Extension can play an important role in educating the public about the importance of immunizations, particular in the months immediately preceding flu season. Our friends that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have made it easy for us to do just that through their digital media tool kit focused on vaccinations. CDC’s seasonal flu vaccination campaign materials are available to partners like Cooperative Extension to assist them...
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National Health Outreach Conference - Hold the Date

Roger Rennekamp ·
Mark your calendars for the 2021 National Health Outreach Conference! The conference will be held virtually May 3-7, 2021. With the theme of “The Grand Challenge: Building a Healthy Future for All,” there will be sessions related to health equity, effective behavior change messaging, policy system and environmental change, health behavior, and pandemic response programming. Keynote speakers, concurrent and posters sessions will be relevant for professionals who address health, nutrition,...
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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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Re: ELI5: The Social Determinants of Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
It makes me think about the health impact pyramid. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2836340/ We can spend countless hours and immense effort trying to coax people to change behavior when we might be able to make a greater impact through a focus on changing the context in which people live, learn, work, and play. Thanks for making this so simple to understand!
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Re: ELI5: The Social Determinants of Health

Abby Gold ·
It also means being courageous in communities where we can push the envelope in presenting new ideas. And to recognize that our Extension work is a both / and rather than an either / or in terms of direct education and the public health approach of policy, systems, environments.
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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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Serious Mental Health Side Effects Related to Singulair

Laura M. Stanton ·
Do you or a loved one take Singulair (the generic name is Montelukast) for asthma or allergies? Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged serious mental health side effects related to this popular medicine, prescribed to over 35 million people.
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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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Re: ELI5: The Social Determinants of Health

Lindsey McConnell-Soong ·
Thank you! What great sets of questions to assist in a deeper understanding.
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Re: ELI5: The Social Determinants of Health

Deb Andres ·
Many years ago, I participated in a book study of A Framework for Understanding Poverty , by Dr. Ruby Payne. While her work has sometimes been criticized for being a framework using a white, middle-class lens of the issue, it garnered significant traction is raising awareness and providing for conversations about poverty across many sectors, professions, and communities. Your ELI5 article stirs up many of the same opportunities. It is hard for an individual to look at things from another...
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Healthcare Marketplace Special Enrollment

Roger Rennekamp ·
As you may be aware, HHS has announced a special enrollment period for individuals wishing to sign up for health insurance plans offered through healthcare.gov . A wealth of educational materials and a communication toolkit are available at https://marketplace.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/healthcaregov-special-enrollment-period-2021 . The communication toolkit includes social media posts and fillable flyers, many of which are published in several languages. Individuals can visit...
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Celebrate National Public Health Week

Roger Rennekamp ·
Today marks the beginning of the American Public Health Association's 26th annual National Public Health Week . This year's theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. APHA has fact sheets for each of the daily themes (in English and Spanish) and social media shareables you can easily post throughout the week. Check out the calendar of NPHW events and add your activities. Also, don’t miss out on any APHA-sponsored events throughout the week from webinars to physical activities. Highlights...
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Bias and Broccoli

Erin (Yelland) Martinez ·
As Extension professionals working with a variety of audiences it is crucial that we take a good, hard look at our broccoli. That's not a typo; read on to see what I'm talking about!
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Cne Serrano

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RFA for Well Connected Communities - Wave 3

Roger Rennekamp ·
I am happy to share the Request for Applications (RFA) for seven additional land grant institutions to become a part of the Well Connected Communities Initiative. National 4-H Council through the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to showcase land grant universities that are modeling how Cooperative Extension is already working in new ways to implement the five high-level recommendations included in Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health Equity and...
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Funding to Document Successful Health Extension Innovations

Roger Rennekamp ·
Has your land grant institution implemented an innovation that has accelerated Cooperative Extension’s work to advance health and well being? If so, we want to help you tell that story of innovation and the difference it is making in your state. The Well Connected Communities Initiative, administered through National 4-H Council with the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will provide seven land grant universities with $25,000 each to perform a case study of a successful...
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Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement: Dec 2021 Immunization Education Program Spotlight Menominee Nation

MelaniePugsley ·
The focus of the November EXCITE Spotlight session was utilizing Social Media in our Vaccine Education project. Teams shared resources, success stories, and difficulties of using social media to share their project messages and reach their audiences. As part of the presentation, The College of Menominee Nation was highlighted for the significant progress made in their projects goals after launching social media campaigns to reach their target audience. The College of Menominee Nation is a...
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The Demand for Online Physical Activity Resources Continues to Grow: How Walk Across Arkansas Impacts Both Rural and Urban Residents

Heather Wingo ·
Walk Across Arkansas is an 8-week online group exercise program that has been changing the lives of rural and urban participants, one step at a time. Read more to learn how this program is being implemented by the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service…
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Creating High Trust Environments in Organizations

Roger Rennekamp ·
"For society to function, people must believe in the institutions meant to serve them. They need to know that the government is acting in their best interests, that businesses are operating ethically and efficiently, that nonprofits are improving their communities, and that the media is delivering timely, accurate information. Trust creates the conditions for these organizations to carry out their missions (Aspen Institute). A recent article by Aspen Institute's Executive Director Maureen...
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Understand Changes to Social Security Benefits in 2023

Rachel Brauner ·
Join OneOp on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET as we provide important information about the basics of the Supplemental Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs and the application process. RSVP to join at: Social Security Benefits in 2023 . According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) approximately 70 million Americans will see an 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and SSI payments in 2023. On average, Social Security...
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Re: Understand Changes to Social Security Benefits in 2023

Roger Rennekamp ·
Thanks for making this announcement through Connect Extension! Looks like a great session.
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Drew Cole

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Toolkit and Workshop for Building Confidence as a Trusted Messenger!

MelaniePugsley ·
Getting to the Heart and Mind of the Matter: A Toolkit and Workshops for Building Confidence in Being a Trusted Messenger of Health Information REGISTER HERE Attention all Extension professionals and community partners involved in health-related work! Enhance your communication skills and gain new tools that will help you be a trusted messenger of health information in your community! Join the Washington State team for a three-part workshop series: Getting to the Heart and Mind of the...
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Sonya Davis

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LaToya Drake

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Become a Trusted Messenger of Health Information: Video Modules

MelaniePugsley ·
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...
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Help Keep Children and Families Covered

Roger Rennekamp ·
Help Keep Children and Families Covered The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is asking for help to prevent children and families from losing Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage as a result of the end of the Federal Public Health Emergency. Ways Cooperative Extension Can Help Partner with your State Medicaid agency to spread the word about renewals. You can find contact information on your State Medicaid...
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Melissa Hill

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