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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

May 30, 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 education and health literacy 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.

READ NOW: The US Surgeon General’s advisory, released May 23 on Social Media and Youth Mental Health discusses the impacts of social media on the mental health of children and adolescents. Children and adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media face double the risk of mental health problems. The advisory cautions that there is no assurance that social media is sufficiently safe for children and adolescents. Included are immediate steps to take to reduce the risk of harm. Read the report here.

REGISTER NOW: By June 5, register for the online KU Med Chronic Disease Management Summit held June 8, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (CDT). Summit topics include chronic disease prevalence in Kansas, impact of social determinates of health on development of risk factors, current approaches to diet and exercise. There is no cost to participate in the Summit. Register here by June 5.

SHARE NOW: Health misinformation is not only a problem when it comes to vaccination, but it’s prevalent for many health practices and conditions. Social media contributes to misinformation. The American Public Health Association (APHA) provides this online tool for talking to others about the problem. Access Healthy You online for the one-page flier for Talking to friends and family about health misinformation.

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

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