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USU Extension Partnership Builds Healthy Communities

UB Media Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

Utah State University Extension was recently chosen as one of five Extension programs to lead the rest of the country in a new community health initiative. The National 4-H Council partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with a goal to improve the health of 1,000 communities across the nation over the next 10 years. They plan to accomplish this goal by helping local health councils implement action plans that ensure community members can be healthier at every stage of life. ... According to the National 4-H Council, USU Extension was selected based on the program’s preparedness to drive innovation for other communities. “Being selected for this incredible initiative is a testament to the many Extension and 4-H faculty and staff who have done so much great work in the area of health already,” said Sandra Sulzer, USU Extension assistant professor of health and wellness. ... The partnership will focus on designing a sustainable network structure to promote health and well-being in communities across the nation, as well as creating tools for healthier communities and launching a training curriculum for local community advocates.

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