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Apr 18, 2022

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. In the U.S., there’s an expectation that no matter where we live, work, learn or play, we all have an equal opportunity to be healthy. However, that’s not always the case. Kansas State University Extension agents Tristen Cope and Clara Wicoff were selected to participate in an 18-week course titled Public Health Essentials, designed to build capacity of non-traditional public health organizations, such as Cooperative Extension, to engage in multi-sector initiatives to improve community health. They talk about the public health gaps that exist in their communities and how this course can increase their knowledge and skills to identify ways to help close those gaps.

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.