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Mar 21, 2022

We all make choices every day that impact our health. However, linking our health solely to the choices we make doesn’t tell the whole story. There are other factors that influence our health and individual behaviors. K-State Research and Extension has developed a framework for health and well-being that focuses on three core themes – health equity, social determinants of health, and working through coalitions to increase community health assets. Associate professor and Extension specialist in youth development in the Department of Applied Human Sciences and Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Professor of Health at Kansas State University, Elaine Johannes, discusses Extension’s role in community health.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.