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

January 17, 2023

The Community Health Corner

Submitted by Elaine Johannes

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The National Extension Framework for Health Equity and Well-being recommends using community development strategies with mutually reinforcing and targeted health programs to ensure that every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential. The following tools and resources can be used to improve health access, equity and well-being to achieve Healthy Kansas 2030 objectives and contribute to the nation’s Healthy People 2030 outcomes.

REGISTER NOW: The Kansas State Department of Education’s 2023 Safe & Secure Schools conference is being held January 30-31 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. This in-person conference features presenters and topics that address cybersecurity, prevention of human trafficking, active shooter response and relationship development. Register here.

SHARE NOW: Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) has several training topics scheduled for January, February and March (including lots of evening trainings). These trainings are free and open for anyone to attend. All trainings are approved by KDHE for child care licensing and BSRB accepts all certificates. Topics include Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognition, Reporting, and Supporting, ACEs and Resilience, and A Preventative Approach in Supporting Families and Reducing Child Abuse. Find the full listing of online trainings, dates and registration information here.

LEARN NOW: Compare child and adolescent health data across states through the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) website. The combined 2020-2021 NSCH Child and Family Health Data Findings are now available. These estimates are available through the interactive data query on the Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health website. The combined 2020-2021 NSCH is the fifth multi-year dataset since the redesign of the NSCH in 2016 and includes data from 93,669 children ages 0-17 years. Learn more at the HRSA Maternal and Child Health website.

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