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Dec 19, 2022

Kansas State University and K-State Research and Extension’s work shows how efforts at the community level – focusing on social determinants of health, health equity and health literacy – are crucial to improving people’s health. In K-State’s Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design, most of assistant professor Kendra Kirchmer’s scholarship focuses on the enormous impact places we spend most of our time – our homes, workplaces and schools – have as upstream determinants of health outcomes. She says your zip code is a better determinant of health outcomes than your genetic code.

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.