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

June 22, 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.

AVAILABLE NOW: The New Faith-Based Vaccination Toolkit by United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. The new Faith in Vaccines toolkit includes things faith leaders and organizations can do to help improve vaccine acceptance, tips for talking with congregations about vaccination, and examples of messaging that works. Download the toolkit, church bulletin inserts, and social media graphics at healthfund.org/a/faith-in-vaccines.

REGISTER NOW: Wednesday, June 23, (12-1 p.m. CDT) Public Health Communications Collaborative webinar - COVID-19 Vaccination and Children - Answering Parents’ Questions. As vaccination authorization and guidelines continue to evolve for children and adolescents—and as families and officials look ahead to the upcoming school year—it is imperative to use consistent, timely, and fact-based messaging to help. Register here.

JOIN NOW: National Connect Extension Health and Well-being Team has created 12 affinity groups. Visit the Connect Extension national page and join any of 12 health affinity groups. You can navigate to the affinity group of interest to you by simply clicking on the corresponding image.

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