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August 16, 2022

The Community Health Corner

Submitted by Stephanie Gutierrez


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 by working with communities to achieve the nation's Healthy People 2030 objectives.

READ NOW: Personal care products, like shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, makeup, hair dye, perfume and cologne, are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); but they're not treated like drugs. They don't have to be approved by the FDA before they go on the market. Read the NIH's recent report - Probing Personal Care Products: Look Out for Harmful Ingredients- to learn more about the health effects of products many of us use daily.

REGISTER NOW: Indigenous groups are healing generations of trauma that have resulted from federal policies that called for the destruction of their cultural identities. Join the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Healing Trauma for Better Health webinar on August 16, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time to hear from members of the Nay'dini'aa Na' Kayax (Chickaloon Village Traditional Council) in Alaska and the Oglála Lakȟóta (Ogala Lakota) Thunder Valley community in South Dakota. Hear stories on how these communities are addressing emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by revitalizing cultural traditions and using policies and family and social support programs to improve health.

DISCOVER NOW: Recently, the FDA authorized emergency use of the JYNNEOS vaccine "to allow healthcare providers to use the vaccine by intradermal injection for individuals 18 years of age and older who are determined to be at high risk for monkeypox infection. This will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold." Visit the White House Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Announces Key Actions and Implementation Plan to Increase Vaccine Supply to learn more about Monkeypox vaccine access.

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