|Jason Henderson, Purdue University|
Health Team Requests Survey Response – The ECOP Positive Youth Development Health Action Team seeks information about Extension professional’s involvement in policy, systems and environmental change; community development, and individual development. All Extension professionals are encouraged to complete the survey at https://delaware.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cXQJYl5CNwHWPTT. The team serves to build Cooperative Extension capacity to promote health and prevent illness amongst youth. Information collected from this survey will help identify how to best support work that is already being done and stimulate the development of new program and professional development opportunities. Results will be available in spring 2017.
Health Literacy on ESP Conference Agenda – ECOP Health Literacy Action Team member Lisa Barlage, Ohio State University, along with Sarah Bercaw, University of Delaware, and Belinda Letto, University of Tennessee, offered a concurrent session Cooperative Extension and Health Literacy: A National Focus at the Epsilon Sigma Phi National Conference last week in Cape May, NJ. Speakers gave an overview of health literacy at the national level, the challenges of health literacy education, educational resources, and the emerging role of Extension. Other team members are Chair Sonja Koukel, New Mexico State University; Nancy Crevier, University of Wisconsin; Jatunn Gibson, Auburn University; Fatemeh Malekian, Southern University and A&M College; Cathy Newkirk, Michigan State University, and Linda Quade, South Dakota State University.
Deadline Tomorrow for Volunteerism Conference Proposals – The 2017 National Extension Conference on Volunteerism is April 10-13 in Asheville, NC. You have until 11.1.16 to submit a proposal at https://go.ncsu.edu/necv. This conference is designed for all Cooperative Extension professionals who manage volunteers as a part of their programs. Questions can be directed to Doug Swanson, USDA-NIFA National Program Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request Comment on APLU New Engagement – Several Extension Directors and Administrators were members of the recent APLU Planning Team on the New Engagement. There is a link to the planning team’s report on the APLU web site and also a link to a feedback form. Please use the form to express your views. Your comments will help inform the naming and charge for an APLU Task Force on New Engagement.