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

January 11, 2022

The Community Health Corner

Submitted by Stephanie Gutierrez

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Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to "attain his or her full health potential," and no one is "disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances." 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.

READ NOW: Read "Bill of Health," a publication from Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center. Bill of Health articles examine the intersection between health, law, biotechnology and bioethics. In October of 2021, Bill of Health authors released the blog post- How Community Organizations and Health Departments Can Partner to Advance Health Justice. The post discusses how ChangeLab Solutions, Prevention Institute and the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, with support from The California Wellness Foundation and The Blue Shield of California Foundation — came together to help guide California policymakers in centering health justice in their approaches to COVID-19 response and recovery.

JOIN NOW: Join the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center on January 19 for the webinar- Dementia in the Community: Intergenerational Programming Aimed at Engaging Children, Youth, and People Living with Dementia. In this webinar, ONEgeneration will provide information on the benefits of intergenerational programming while also addressing the creation of a successful intergenerational model that has integrated children, from infancy to 5 years old, with older adults living with dementia.

DISCOVER NOW: Discover how the Institute for Public Health Strategies utilizes geographic information systems (GIS) to reveal relationships between geography and health equity. During the webinar- Using GIS Maps to Advocate for Healthier Communities on January 19, see how community members can use their own maps to advocate for policy changes that promote health and wellbeing in their communities. 

For more information, contact Elaine Johannes, ejohanne@ksu.edu; and Stephanie Gutierrez, smgutier@k-state.edu.