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Parisi, Michelle A.; Northcutt, Julie K.; McKendry, Jean E.; Sherrill, Windsor Westbrook; Dye, Cheryl J.; Snow, Jennifer Z. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service has developed and is implementing a statewide population health management model aimed at leveraging key partnerships in South Carolina. The model delineates roles of key partners needed to operationalize statewide initiatives and drive the delivery of health extension in the state. Clemson…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Models, Delivery Systems, Partnerships in Education
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Ferrari, Theresa M.; Smathers, Carol A. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Many Americans do not meet the recommendations for diet and physical activity. A blender bike can be an effective tool when coupled with hands-on activities that reinforce health recommendations. We created "Blending Nutrition and Physical Activity: An Activity Guide for Use with Blender Bikes" to use when incorporating a blender bike…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activities, Dietetics, Health Promotion
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Carroll, Jan B.; Christensen, Kyle; MacPhee, David; Schmitt, Patti – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) is a program that can respond to data documenting the health of the nation. Participants engage in individual civic projects that align with social determinants of health and seek to ameliorate health inequities. They also discover and/or increase their civic engagement skills to more effectively…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Family Involvement, Family Attitudes, Statistical Data
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Jung, Seung Eun; Parker, Stephany; Hermann, Janice; Phelps, Joshua; Shin, Yeon Ho – Journal of Extension, 2018
We explored rural older adults perceptions of health to inform health promotion program development, using social marketing as our framework. Participants in seven focus groups viewed independence and holistic health as indicators of health and identified healthful eating and physical activity as actions to promote health. Barriers to these…
Descriptors: Health Education, Rural Areas, Older Adults, Health Promotion
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Valenzuela-Yu, Ivette; Hosig, Kathryn; Misyak, Sarah – Journal of Extension, 2018
A sustainable Extension model for promoting health and managing lifestyle-related chronic diseases in Hispanic populations would help mitigate health disparities in Hispanic communities. Hispanic Balanced Living with Diabetes (HBLD) is a type 2 diabetes lifestyle management program that we tested in Virginia. Through postintervention focus group…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Hispanic Americans, Health Promotion, Life Style
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Buck, Julie; Greenway, Surine; Hoffman, Katie; Wittman, Grace; Kim, Jang Ho – Journal of Extension, 2018
We conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of a 30-min hand-washing instruction among youths in kindergarten through fifth grade. Two months after implementing the instruction, we gathered survey data to assess knowledge gained and student behaviors. Results revealed that high proportions of youths in kindergarten through second grade (n…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Hygiene, Daily Living Skills, Health Promotion
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Torretta, Alayne; Black, Lynette Ranney – Journal of Extension, 2017
Adolescents learn sustainable production techniques, civic engagement, leadership, public speaking, food safety practices, conflict resolution, disaster preparedness, and other life skills through Extension programming. Educators can increase participant interest in such programming by applying a creative pop culture twist, such as a zombie…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Conflict Resolution, Health Promotion, Health Education
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Bothell, Joan; Gaudio, Mary-Margaret; Gray, Sharon – Journal of Extension, 2017
The concept of a "healthful home" offers the basis for a comprehensive approach to addressing the well-established relationship between health and housing. Many environmental health hazards found in homes--such as lead, mold, environmental tobacco smoke, and pesticides--can be reduced or eliminated through the use of scientifically…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Family Environment, Hazardous Materials, Intervention
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Smathers, Carol A.; Lobb, Jennifer M. – Journal of Extension, 2017
The tool kit Mobilizing Rural Communities to Prevent Childhood Obesity is the product of a seven-state multidisciplinary research project focused on enhancing obesity prevention efforts by integrating community coaching into the work of rural community coalitions. The interactive tool kit is available at no cost both in print form and online, and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Extension Education, Prevention
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Keith, Jill F.; Stastny, Sherri N.; Agnew, Wanda; Brunt, Ardith; Aune, Pat – Journal of Extension, 2017
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (AI/AN/NH) experience the lowest rates of college retention and significant barriers to graduation. In addition, AI/AN/NH individuals face health challenges that include higher rates of obesity, overweight, and type 2 diabetes. We designed a culturally relevant life skills curriculum based on…
Descriptors: Intervention, Culturally Relevant Education, Barriers, Educational Attainment
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Reeves, Kane T.; Donaldson, Joseph L.; Naylor, Mitchell; LeBleu, Lisa – Journal of Extension, 2017
The 4-H Health Rocks! curriculum aims to reduce use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs and promote healthful lifestyle choices among 8- to 14-year-old youths. A retrospective "post-then-pre" survey of Tennessee participants was aimed at describing the demographic characteristics of participants and investigating respondents'…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Substance Abuse, Prevention, Knowledge Level
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Gallaway, Patrick J.; Hongu, Nobuko – Journal of Extension, 2016
By promoting physical activities and incorporating them into their community-based programs, Extension professionals are improving the health of individuals, particularly those with limited resources. This article is the second in a three-part series describing the benefits of physical activity for human health: (1) biological health benefits of…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Well Being, Wellness
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Franklin, Alexandra M.; Hongu, Nobuko – Journal of Extension, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new interactive online program titled Healthy Eating on a Budget. It is an addition to the popular ChooseMyPlate.gov programs, such as the SuperTracker program. The Healthy Eating on a Budget program helps consumers plan, purchase, and prepare healthful meals. This article discusses materials and…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Budgets, Federal Programs
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Young, Kimberly J.; Ramsay, Samantha A.; Holyoke, Laura B. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Understanding the process by which adolescents learn about nutrition is necessary for developing tailored education that leads to sustainable behavior change. Teens aged 15-17 participating in an obesity prevention program were interviewed. From the data, three themes emerged and informed development of an adolescent nutrition learning model. The…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Nutrition Instruction, Models, Behavior Change
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Schultz, Jennifer; Litchfield, Ruth – Journal of Extension, 2016
Short dietary assessment instruments known as screeners have potential for use in evaluating nutrition education programming because detecting change in dietary intake can demonstrate movement toward program goals. Using screeners results in objective dietary intake data but involves less administrative time, training, and cost than other…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Nutrition Instruction, Program Evaluation, Extension Education
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