Every day, our Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) team is working to achieve the mission of the Extension Service and promote healthy communities, families, and individuals. We aspire to be a go-to health promotion partner for Oregonians. We partner in communities to promote healthy nutrition, food safety and security, physical activity, behavioral/mental health and well-being, emergency preparedness, community resilience, and more. Our faculty and staff offer an expanded set of public health and human sciences programs spanning individual-level education and policy, systems, and environmental approaches. Our affiliation with College of Health facilitates collaboration with other public health researchers, offering creative solutions to improve health outcomes.
As with many health-focused organizations, we adapt our work as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age evolve. Lessening the impact of negative social determinants of health are critical to minimizing health inequities.
Our program goals prioritize people by providing informational, behavioral and support strategies, so they can make healthy and safe choices. It also focuses on place with environmental and collaborative strategies, systems and policy interventions, and capacity building for healthy and safe environments.
In collaboration with OSU College of Health faculty, FCH developed a series of publications focusing on how early educators can nurture resilience through daily interactions with children and their families and how community members can further aid those efforts.
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Juntos en el Jardin has rejuvenated existing community gardening locations in and around Lincoln City and created spaces that expand access to growing food to Latino and Mesoamerican Indigenous families in Lincoln County that generally have less access to land for growing their own food.
Q: I'm trying to find approved canning recipes for tomato-based products (marinara, chili, taco sauce, etc.) that do not have sugar in them. Do you know of any? I'm fine with sugar substitutes or without sweeteners.