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Better Health Outcomes Lead to a Stronger Illinois

Working Together to Address Social and Structural Health Inequities

To provide leadership and resources in the crusade to address health inequities, Illinois Extension has launched a new core program area, Integrated Health Disparities. Resource development and public engagement efforts will focus on the priority issues of health promotion and education, healthcare access, behavioral health, and community well-being.

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Deer Donation program receives $25,000 to help feed Central Illinois families
URBANA, Ill. – More than a thousand Central Illinois families have been fed this winter thanks to a $25,000 grant from The Lumpkin Family Foundation. The foundation provided the grant to the University of Illinois Extension Deer Donation program in November to help reimburse meat processors....
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What is driving the high suicide rate among farmers?
URBANA, Ill. — Josie Rudolphi is a professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign whose research examined suicide among farmers and ranchers, as...
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Community gardens fight food insecurity close to home
URBANA, Ill. - Illinois is home to some of the most fertile soils in the world. No one should go hungry here. Every year, Illinois Extension staff and Master Gardener volunteers around the state fight food insecurity with fruits and vegetables fresh from the garden. By working with local...

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