On April 27, 2023, NCCOR, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, hosted a Connect & Explore webinar, “Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being: Implementation and Intersections with NCCOR Partners.” Launched in 2021, the updated Framework addressed the contextual factors that impact a person’s health outcomes, including social determinants of health, policies, and practices. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has a Letter of Cooperative Agreement with Extension Foundation to help accelerate the implementation of this updated Framework as part of their efforts to advance the USDA’s core priority to tackle food and nutrition insecurity and accelerate progress on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health and corresponding National Strategy goals to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, and reduce diet-related diseases and disparities.
This session provided an overview of the Framework and discussed initial strategies for implementation by academics, practitioners, and decision makers. The session also discussed how Extension Foundation works with other NCCOR members, particularly the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
- Suzanne Stluka, PhD, RDN, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
- Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
- Roger Rennekamp, PhD, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Cooperative Extension
- Kerry Gabbert, MPH, West Virginia University/Extension Foundation