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June 14, 2022

Community Health Corner

Submitted by Elaine Johannes

National Extension Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being

Community health uses science-based approaches for the greatest health benefit to the greatest number of people by addressing the social, economic, and structural drivers that impact everyone’s health. The National Extension Framework for Health Equity and Well-being recommends using community development practices to ensure that 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." The following tools and resources can be used to improve health equity and well-being working with communities to achieve the nation’s Healthy People 2030 objectives.

AVAILABLE NOW: Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) has several child abuse prevention and strengthening families training topics scheduled for June and July (including some evening trainings). Topics include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), preventing infant abuse with the period of Purple crying. These trainings are free and open for anyone to attend. For a current schedule and descriptions, and to register click here

ACCESS NOW: The Public Health Communications Collaborative has developed a new Mental Health Resource Guide. The guide spotlights resources for community-based professionals, parents and caregivers, employers and employees, youth . . . anyone who is looking for general mental health information and guidance on how to access a mental health professional.

KNOW NOW: About half of all metropolitan counties had above-average job growth over the past thee years. Only about a third of all rural counties did. More than two years after a rampaging pandemic created widespread unemployment, the number of jobs in the country is essentially back to pre-Covid-19 levels, according to a Daily Yonder analysis of data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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