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Food safety and security manager joins Family and Community Health faculty

Jared Hibbard-Swanson will develop and implement an integrated vision for Extension’s community food security programming, which is defined as equitable access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.

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OSU receives $14.4 million grant for statewide center to support early childhood educators

The new center will provide support and training from an anti-bias, culturally responsive lens to better equip educators who care for children from marginalized populations and for children who have experienced trauma.

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Kinesiology News Research

Fewer than half of K-12 PE teachers use high-quality instruction with disabled students, study finds

There’s a lot of research about the link between motor development and lifelong physical activity, and the importance of fundamental motor skill development in young children especially.

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Kinesiology News Research

Research uncovers impact of leisure activities on mental health during pandemic

As people have turned to hobbies like reading and outdoor recreation to fill their days during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent research from Oregon State University found that engagement in leisure activities can help lower the risk of depression and improve mental well-being.

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Faculty and Staff News Research

CPHHS receives grant to implement equity reforms

As a land grant university, we have in our mission a goal of reaching every community throughout the state.

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Community Engagement HDFS News Research

Post-2020 wildfires, Santiam Canyon residents burned out by trauma, red tape

Residents are struggling to find housing, wrestling with government bureaucracy and worried about toxins in the water, air and soil, all while burdened by the trauma of losing their homes.