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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

May 23, 2023

The Community Health Corner

Submitted by Stephanie Gutierrez

physical activity

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: According to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, physical activity may help prevent death from flu or pneumonia. Adults who met aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity guidelines were about half as likely to die from flu and pneumonia as adults who met neither guideline. Data are from more than 575,000 people followed up to 22 years.

DISCOVER NOW: The May–June issue of Generations Today, published by the American Society on Aging, puts a spotlight on the gerontological and geriatric healthcare workforce. This edition features articles written by and about healthcare providers, acknowledging challenges, calling for change, and celebrating success stories of caring for older patients and their families. 

JOIN NOW: Join the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse on June 1st for a conversation to learn more about how to prevent the impacts of intimate partner violence and connections with mental health and substance use, including timely policy solutions. Experiencing violence and abuse is associated with a wide range of mental health and substance use-related consequences.

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