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Best of the best: Family and Community Health faculty earn national recognition

Out of 632 awards applications from 38 states, the team took home three national first-place awards and several top recognitions from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

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Center for Health Innovation connects students with the community for hands-on learning and outreach

Since August 2020, a talented team of students in OSU’s Center for Health Innovation have provided “surge” support to local public health departments in response to COVID-19.

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Extension begins grassroots effort to increase vaccine uptake among Latinos

OSU Extension accelerates its local outreach to improve vaccine confidence and uptake in Oregon’s Latino population.

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Grad student saw Latinx community struggling, so she leaped into action, addressing food insecurity and removing barriers to health

Doctoral student Nancy Vargas saw Oregon’s Latinx communities struggling with food insecurity, so she stepped up to help get them the resources they needed.

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OSU accelerates local efforts to improve Latinx vaccine confidence and uptake

Oregon State is accelerating its local outreach to improve confidence in COVID-19 vaccines in the state’s Latinx population, which has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whose vaccination rate lags behind other races and ethnicities.

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Reaching out to underserved communities on the coast

When a seafood processor in Newport, Oregon was hit with a large outbreak of the coronavirus virus, FCH Extension Service faculty got to work.