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May 4, 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:

REGISTER NOW: May 19 (Wednesday); 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pain in the Nation: How High Rates of Suicide, Alcohol, and Overdose Deaths Require a Comprehensive Resilience Strategy. Over the past decade more than one million Americans have died from alcohol, drugs and suicide. A comprehensive approach that focuses on the underlying causes of these “deaths of despair” can build resilience and heal a fracturing nation. This congressional briefing on the Pain in the Nation update is organized by Trust for America’s Health.

READ NOW: April 27; Daily Yonder reports that two-thirds of rural counties lost population from 2010-2019. Regional Population Loss "Metastasizes" in the Last Decade includes interactive population maps for every county in the nation.

TAKE NOTE: May 1; Reported by the Kansas Reflector, Kansas bill brings major changes, new funding to rural health care and hospitals.

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