MU Extension’s Community Health program’s goal is to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for every Missourian at every stage of life.
What We Do
Our work touches each area of people's lives, also known as the Social Determinants of Health. By focusing on all the factors that contribute to our health and well-being, we are able to partner and work collaboratively to positively impact the health and well-being of individuals, communities and the state. Through coordinated, collective action and focused intention, we lead with curiosity and partnership in mind, continually improving in order to work efficiently, cohesively and succinctly.
How We Do It
Health is woven into nearly every facet of communities; we have a role to play in our own health and the health of our communities. We work to promote healthy, safe and thriving communities where health is a shared value. Through established relationships and presence in communities, we partner, engage and empower communities to address social challenges where people live, work, learn, and play.
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Publication date: April 1, 2001
Why are family strengths so important?In our society, families take on many different structures. Although they may be formed in different ways, most families accomplish similar tasks, such as childbearing, providing for members' basic needs, ...