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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

June 8, 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 social, economic and structural 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.

CELEBRATE NOW: June is Men’s Health Month! Throughout June, Men’s Health Month aims to encourage boys and men to take charge of their overall health by implementing healthy living decisions. Share these resources with others: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/mens-health/resources/.

AVAILABLE NOW: Proceedings from last summer’s Building a More Sustainable, Resilient, Equitable and Nourishing Food System Food Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine are now available. The proceedings explore the integration of health, societal, economic and environmental effects and future needs of the food system. Recording of the July 22-23, 2020 workshop is available online.

LEARN NOW: KDHE has released the 2019 Teen Pregnancy Report for Kansas. Findings include:
• The pregnancy rate for females aged 10-19 was 11.5 per 1,000 age group specific female population in 2019, down 3.4 percent from 2018 (11.9).
• In 2019, pregnancy rates among White non-Hispanics, Black non-Hispanics and Hispanics decreased by 14.7 percent, 4.5 percent, and 10.3 percent, respectively, among teens 15-17 years of age from 2018.

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