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Apr 10, 2020

Today on The Extension Files, we have a pair of experts talking about an important effort to help add new capacities and coordination among Community Health Workers across Kansas – a topic that has taken on even more importance during this time of intense focus on health care needs as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guests for this episode:

  • Sandy Procter, an assistant professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences and an extension specialist in public health nutrition. Her areas of specialization include:
  • Public health nutrition
  • Nutrition education for limited-resource audiences
  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Elaine Johannes, an associate professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences and extension specialist in youth development. Her areas of specialization include:
  • Youth development
  • Promotion of youth voice and engagement
  • Adolescent health
  • Prevention of youth-related problem behaviors (e.g., substance abuse, teen pregnancy, school dropout, delinquency, and violence)
  • Resilience among families and adolescents living in poverty

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The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

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