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COVID-19 and Social Distancing Study

Aaron Weibe ·
Dr. Daisy Fancourt at University College London (UCL) is conducting a study to explore the effects of COVID-19 and social distancing on mental health. In partnership with UCL, the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine and Americans for the Arts Action Fund are extending the study to the U.S. This study tracks mental health on a weekly basis, and investigates what activities – including arts and culture activities - may mitigate against mental health decline within social...
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eXtension Social Café

Aaron Weibe ·
eXtension Social Café Every Thursday from March 26th - April 30th 1 PM - 2 PM ET Available to All Cooperative Extension Professionals The eXtension Social Café will provide a weekly opportunity for informal, drop-in conversations and questions about the effective use of social media and communications in Extension work. Each Social Café will open with a 5-15 minute “tutorial” of a tool or feature on commonly used social platforms, or a brief showcase of a Cooperative Extension employee who...
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ICYMI: Healthy Eating, Social Media, & Lower Income Communities – A Research Review

Aaron Weibe ·
Yesterday, we hosted a webinar led by Jessica Larson - Public Affairs Specialist, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture. She provided a research review that offered insights on how various SNAP-eligible audiences use social media channels, particularly when it comes to health and healthy eating. Participants had a chance to find out which platforms are preferred by different lower income populations to more effectively communicate healthy eating messages...
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Re: ICYMI: Healthy Eating, Social Media, & Lower Income Communities – A Research Review

Debra Sweeten ·
Phones are the primary device (especially for Hispanics) to access social media. Budget and Savings are key words that are powerful motivators; tie these words into messaging and your call to action. Visual, step-by-step, beginning with the elemental step and don't skip steps. These are the key things I got from listening to this zoom. The phone being primary device surprised me, as I thought computer, but this zoom raised my awareness that many urban folks don't have computer but do have...
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Re: ICYMI: Healthy Eating, Social Media, & Lower Income Communities – A Research Review

Aaron Weibe ·
Debra, thanks so much for joining us and those are some great takeaways!
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Re: ICYMI: Healthy Eating, Social Media, & Lower Income Communities – A Research Review

Aaron Weibe ·
No sweat! Thanks for checking it out! There are 4 other webinars in this series if you're interested and I'd be happy to send them over!
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Re: ICYMI: Healthy Eating, Social Media, & Lower Income Communities – A Research Review

Christian Woods ·
This had some great information! Thank you for putting it together!
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Food Waste Reduction Challenge Begins April 12

Deanne Meyer ·
A graduate cohort group from across the US has worked diligently this year to understand the complexities of food waste. After months of problem-solving and deliberation, they ultimately decided to launch a 7-day social media campaign centered on raising awareness around food waste prevention and reduction. Namely, the “7 Day Food Waste Reduction Challenge.” YOU can participate and make a difference! The social media campaign will consist of seven days of interventions, each day themed in...
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A Conversation with Dr. Scott Reed, Extension Foundation Catalyst

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Scott Reed is an emeritus of Oregon State University (OSU), where he served in various College of Forestry roles. He was a professor, executive associate dean, Extension program leader, and Dean and Director of OSU’s Extension Service. Scott served as the OSU’s Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. He pioneered the innovative Open Campus, linking educational resources to advance college and career readiness, degree completion, and community development. Scott holds BS and MS...
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NTAE Program Spotlight: Digital Technology in Extension Education ePublication

MelaniePugsley ·
As we get closer to kicking off a new year of our NTAE Accelerator program , we will catch up with past program teams to share their project stories and outcomes! This week's program spotlight features Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith , the Extension Foundation's 2020 Fellow for Technology in Extension. During Rose's fellowship, she created the first version of the Using Digital Technology in Extension Education ePublication , which provides a digital platform for aggregating content, tools, and...
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Healthy Aging Symposium 2021

Holly H. McPeak ·
Keynote and Roundtable Speakers for the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium On September 8 and 9, HHS/ODPHP and Trust for America’s Health are hosting the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium. During this free, 2-day virtual event, attendees will hear from researchers, local and state health officers, aging directors, and policymakers from across the nation who are making a positive impact in the lives of older adults and their families. The symposium will feature prominent speakers focused on important...
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New for Extension Foundation Members: Video Resource Library in Connect Extension

Aaron Weibe ·
The Extension Foundation has created a database available for Cooperative Extension professionals from Extension Foundation Member Institutions . This member resource was designed to provide Extension Professionals with concise and succinct tutorials, tips, and introductions on various subjects applicable to Cooperative Extension Professionals. It can be found on the main navigation of Connect Extension and is visible to Foundation members. To get your free Connect Extension account,...
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Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement: Dec 2021 Immunization Education Program Spotlight Menominee Nation

MelaniePugsley ·
exciteThe 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...
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Moving Toward Inclusive Practice

Anita Harris Hering ·
How do we start engaging people in marginalized communities and why is th i s important? What does it mean to “come in differently?” Are helping professionals able to tell a well-meaning question from one with judgment behind it? Dr. Anne Phibbs poses these questions and more in OneOp’s podcast series entitled, Moving Toward Inclusive Practice with Dr. Anne Phibbs . By tuning in, each episode may help you on your journey toward a more inclusive, culturally-informed way of working. Hosted by...
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Program for Recently Separated Veterans During First Year of Transition from Military Service

Rachel Brauner ·
Are you working with a service member or military family that may be transiting from active duty? In 2019, The Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, launched the VA Solid Start (VASS) program in response to Executive Order (EO) 13822: Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life . The EO was established to improve transitioning service members’ mental health care and access to suicide...
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Social Justice and Practicing Connection in a Complex World

Jessica B. ·
The Practicing Connection in a Complex World podcast has come a long way since we first started! We're currently in Season 3, where we've been focusing on social justice in preparation for the upcoming 2022 Academy Series . These episodes are created with Extension professionals, helping professionals, and community leaders in mind. Our latest two episodes feature incredible people doing really cool work in the social justice space. Social Justice and Family Well Being (Season 3, Ep. 1) For...
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Juntos Publication Now Available in Spanish

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
“El Programa Juntos: La trayectoria de un programa de Extensión al servicio de una comunidad en crecimiento” is available on the Extension Foundation bookshelf in a flipping book format. This publication is a Spanish translation of the Juntos eFieldbook produced in 2021. The Juntos program focuses on educating high school Latinx students and equipping their families with the knowledge, skills, and resources to ensure high school graduation and increase college access and attendance rates. In...
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2022 Academy on Social Justice Kicks Off June 1

Hannah Hyde ·
The 2022 Academy, "Family Well-Being: Navigating the Social Justice Landscape," features high-quality content with diverse and respected course authors and experts in subjects such as social justice, racial equity, identity formation, media representation, resilience, engagement through an antiracist lens, and building communities of belonging.
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Three Keys to Sustainable Change: The Path toward Social Justice and Supporting the Well-being of Diverse Families

Molly Herndon ·
The path of change towards social justice and supporting the well-being of diverse families may, at times, be difficult for professionals who serve families.
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Shifting Your Mindset from a Deficit Ideology

Molly Herndon ·
In the second MFRA course, “Family Service Providers: Recognizing and Responding to Inequities”, Dr. Alison De Marco introduces the deficit ideology framework and provides ways to move beyond this mindset.
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Using Digital Technology in Extension Education now available in flipping book format

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Using Digital Technology in Extension Education has been reissued as a flipping book. First published in September 2020 as a website, the publication provides timely content that aims to help Cooperative Extension professionals consider the role of technology in their work, and perhaps increase the adoption of technology, particularly social media. The information in the publication provides both food for thought and practical information that will enable readers to apply what they’ve...
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ICYMI - Recommended Summer Reading from Extension Foundation

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
The Extension Foundation has recently released several new and previously published titles on various topics, from climate and extreme weather to building farm and farm family resilience. Check out our bookshelf to learn more about what other Extension professionals are doing in their work. ICYMI, here are a few recent titles that may interest you. Program Planning and Team Building: If you’re using the summer to plan upcoming Extension programs, take a peek at Engaged Program Planning for...
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Extension's Role in Addressing Social Isolation.

Adam T Hughes ·
At a recent Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Community and Public Health Program Work Team (PWT) meeting, the topic of social isolation was discussed. Groups of Extension educators from across New York State spoke about how their existing work supports people navigating social isolation. There were also a number of ideas on how Extension could play a larger role in partnership with other health-focused community-based organizations to address this issue. What are folks doing in your LGU...
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Re: Extension's Role in Addressing Social Isolation.

Erin Yelland ·
So jealous I wasn't a fly on the wall for this conversation! I think this is a critical population that we so often miss/overlook/under engage.
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Re: Extension's Role in Addressing Social Isolation.

I do too, @Erin Yelland ! I have been thinking a lot lately about the ways that our engagement with older adults offer prevention of social isolation... which is really social connectedness. Thanks for bringing this forward, @Adam T Hughes .
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Re: Extension's Role in Addressing Social Isolation.

Deborah John ·
We often talk about mental health and extension's role in addressing mental ill health symptoms: substance use, addiction, other anti-social behaviors. We rarely consider our role in working on "root causes" or social-environmental determinants of mental health disparities or low/poor social-emotional well-being among subpopulations (e.g., diverse demographics-age, gender, race, ethnicity, rural, etc.). We also tend to miss opportunities to plan and work across sectors & systems to...
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Re: Extension's Role in Addressing Social Isolation.

Sue Schneider ·
Really important topic. We are looking at how we can "multisolve" this issue. How to engage older adults in our work and in the community (building social connections) while connecting them with critical community resources and even involving them in programs like Aging Mastery and or Powerful Tools for Caregivers, depending on what they need and are interested in. The more resources and tools in our toolbox, the better!
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Re: Extension's Role in Addressing Social Isolation.

Cari Michaels ·
Such an important conversation! Social connection is a part of the definition of mental wellbeing, and is so critical for our work across Extension. View a short video on the difference between mental illness and mental health and another about stress and isolation on the University of Minnesota Extension website.
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Re: Extension's Role in Addressing Social Isolation.

Kerry Gabbert ·
The Building Resilient Inclusive Communities Program (BRIC) includes a focus on reducing social isolation and loneliness. It's a collaboration between CDC, DNPAO, and National Association for Chronic Disease Directors. Funding flows through state health departments.It would be interesting to find out if any funded states collaborated with Extension. https://chronicdisease.org/bric/

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