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123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

July 27, 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.

READ NOW: On July 14, KDHE released the 2019 BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey) annual report that affirms education, income, race and gender influence health risks. The phone-based survey of 10,000 adult Kansans examined health behaviors, conditions, structures and life-styles leading to premature death. The 2019 BFRSS report is here.

USE NOW: Established in 1992, the Kansas Parent Helpline is powered by Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL). Check out the new resources and a new logo to hyperlink to websites and emails. Use 1-800-Children (parent support helpline) logo on websites, social media and materials for Kansas families. Register your local Extension unit and programs on the 1800childreks.org resource directory.

RESPOND NOW: The new "The Misinformation Virus" movie is out which includes general and COVID vaccine information. The website has English and Spanish liftouts, and viewer guide to help plan local screening and discussion events. Let Elaine Johannes know if you’d like to participate in an Extension screening of the movie during a Knowledge-at-Noon event in August.

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

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