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

August 10, 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. Addressing policies, conditions and inequities that contribute to the poor health of Kansans is the most effective way to tackle big health issues. Being healthy is not just about individual choices, it’s also about the conditions that influence everyone’s health.

REGISTER NOW: 2021 KPHA (Kansas Public Health Association) Virtual Conference, September 21-23. KPHA’s Annual Conference theme is Strengthening Social Connectedness, and is an opportunity to “reconnect with purpose.” Register for the online conference at https://kpha.us/2021-virtual-conference/.

AVAILABLE NOW: The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has produced the COVID-19 Experiences Among the Medicare Population. This 5-pg pdf uses infographics to report what Medicare recipients say about their COVID-19 experiences and is available here.

SHARE NOW: Share the 30sec Contagious PSA. The producers of the PSA, which is BCG (Boston Consulting Group), has given permission for use and sharing. Consider posting the link to websites and social media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkOwKBSryA.

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