Closing Thoughts: On the Power of Youth and System Change

Michelle Skiles Rodgers, Monica Hobbs Vinluan


Change is happening in the Cooperative Extension System as the organization focuses its efforts on the overall goal of creating a culture of health in the United States. Well Connected Communities is a Cooperative Extension and National 4-H Council initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that involves modeling a systems-level approach to community efforts versus an individual prevention model. The initiative also engages the power of youth to catalyze progress for communities to achieve their best health and well-being.


youth–adult partnerships; systems approach; community-based health improvement; partnerships; social-ecological model; health coalition

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