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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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American Journal of Public Health Includes Commentary of Cooperative Extension

Roger Rennekamp ·
Cooperative Extension is the subject of an article in a forthcoming special issue of the American Journal of Public Health focused on rural health. The commentary, co-authored by David Buys and Roger Rennekamp, "advances the notion that Extension, by working hand-in-hand with public health professionals, has an important role to play in addressing the health needs of rural communities." The article highlights five key steps that Extension can take with its public health partners to improve...
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The Moral Determinants of Health

David Young ·
The source of what the philosopher Immanuel Kant called “the moral law within” may be mysterious, but its role in the social order is not. In any nation short of dictatorship some form of moral compact, implicit or explicit, should be the basis of a just society. Without a common sense of what is “right,” groups fracture and the fragments wander. Science and knowledge can guide action; they do not cause action. No scientific doubt exists that, mostly, circumstances outside health care...
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Healthy People 2030 Launch

Roger Rennekamp ·
On August 18, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will unveil the latest edition of Healthy People! Healthy People 2030 is a set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving health and well-being in the United States. During the webcast, we’ll highlight the new Healthy People 2030 goals and objectives and provide an overview of the development process. We’ll also feature guest speakers from HHS who will discuss Healthy People 2030 data, social determinants...
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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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Tomorrow! Healthy People 2030 Virtual Launch

Roger Rennekamp ·
Friendly Reminder! On August 18, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will unveil the latest edition of Healthy People! Healthy People 2030 is a set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving health and well-being in the United States. During the webcast, we’ll highlight the new Healthy People 2030 goals and objectives and provide an overview of the development process. We’ll also feature guest speakers from HHS who will discuss Healthy People 2030 data,...
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AJPH Special Feature on Rural Health + Tell us About Your Preferred Journals

Dr. Rennekamp recently alerted you all to a commentary he and I co-authored in the American Journal of Public Health. I wanted to also promote the broader collection with which that publication was associated. There are 16 articles on rural health! You may find them HERE . Many are open access, including these: A Public Health Lens on Rural Health COVID-19 Reveals Emerging Opportunities for Rural Public Health The Intergenerational Cycles of Rural Health The State of Rural Public Health:...
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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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Racism is a Public Health Crisis - Online Lecture by Camara Phyllis Jones

Roger Rennekamp ·
Camara Phyllis Jones will deliver Oregon State University's Tammy Bray Leadership Lecture on Friday, October 2 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Pacific Time Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, Ph.D., MPH is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on naming, measuring and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She is a past president of the American Public Health Association and was the 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced...
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CDC's COVID-19 Tracker Now Reports Data by Urban-Rural Classification

Roger Rennekamp ·
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Tracker is a tool for sharing maps, charts, and data about COVID-19. COVID-19 Tracker now reports trends in COVID-19 incidence and mortality rates by 2013 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties. This scheme classifies all counties in the U.S. into one of six metropolitan categories (4 metropolitan, 1 micropolitan, 1 non-core). Users can focus on one or more of the urban-rural...
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The Tale of Two Crises: The Opioid Crisis and COVID-19

Ashley Yaugher ·
By: Chapel Taylor-Olsen, BA, Health & Wellness Coordinator & Dr. Ashley Yaugher, Health & Wellness Faculty, HEART Initiative; Utah State University Extension The opioid crisis has been claiming thousands of American lives per year for decades. Now, this healthcare crisis is colliding with a new threat sweeping the world: the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This article reviews the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on Americans; unique impacts on people with opioid use disorder...
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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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Register Now - National Health Outreach Conference

Roger Rennekamp ·
The National Health Outreach 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, youth development, workforce development, and...
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One Health Approach for Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Roger Rennekamp ·
National Academies' Forum on Microbial Threats will host a virtual workshop to examine ways to systemize and integrate the One Health approach as part of outbreak prevention, detection, preparedness, and response efforts. This workshop will explore multi-sector collaboration mechanisms, community engagement strategies, workforce development, and policies that can effectively implement the core capacities and interventions of One Health principles to strengthen national health systems and...
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Your COVID-19 questions, answered: CSU Expert Q&A set for March 18

Sue Schneider ·
The Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging, in partnership with CSU Extension and Senior Access Points of Larimer County , will hold its eighth webinar in the COVID-19 Expert Panel Series on Thursday, March 18 at 12 p.m. MT via Zoom. Members of the Colorado State University community and the public are invited to attend. As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, the abundance of news reporting and public health recommendations can be overwhelming. The COVID-19 Expert Panel Series was...
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National Health Outreach Conference - Register Now

Roger Rennekamp ·
The National Health Outreach 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, youth development, workforce development, and...
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Re: Targeted Universalism: An Approach for Addressing Health Inequities

Julika von Stackelberg ·
Excellent topic and question. I believe that Targeted Universalism has a lot to offer efforts that are seeking to increase equity as it is based on an anti-racist framework that centers human wellbeing over profit. It also seems to me that many of the models we pursue, implement and replicate are tied to the same structures that contribute and perpetuate inequities, and Targeted Universalism is therefore an excellent alternate approach. In the world of community building, we are also...
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Keep Your Patients Healthy Throughout Adulthood by Improving Nutrition

Holly H. McPeak ·
Authors: Dana DeSilva, PhD, RD, ORISE Health Policy Fellow, and LT Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, MBA, RD, LDN, FAND, Nutrition Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Adults’ dietary patterns often reflect habits that they established during childhood and adolescence. Sometimes, this means carrying unhealthy habits into adulthood — but it’s never too late to make changes. Health educators can use the Dietary Guidelines for...
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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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