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April 13, 2021

The Community Health Corner

Submitted by Elaine Johannes

According to the CDC, community health uses science-based approaches for the greatest health benefit to the greatest number of people by addressing the drivers that impact health. Changes in policies, systems and environments, settings are among the most effective ways to tackle big health issues. Being healthy is not just about individual choices, it’s also about the conditions that influence everyone’s health.

The following are community health tools that you can use for Grand Challenge for Health work:

SUBSCRIBE and READ: Shared by Christine McPheter, Mead County Extension Agent; COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project. Christine is a member of the KSRE EXCITE (Vaccinate with Confidence) task force. 

REGISTER: April 22 (12 p.m.-1 p.m.) "Demystifying the Rankings: Practical Applications for Effective Policymaking" Kansas Health Institute. There are several health-related rankings released each year by national organizations. Understanding available measures, methodology and limitations/strengths of these rankings will help community leaders make effective decisions impacting everyone's health.

CELEBRATE: April 22, 2021 Earth Day. History of Earth Day. Favorite documentaries recommended by Common Sense Media for various ages. CDC: One Health Basics - One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment, basics by CDC.

For more information, contact Elaine Johannes, ejohanne@ksu.edu.