About Us | Health and Wellness





    At USU, we know health matters to everyone. That is why Health Extension has been launched as a flagship program in our Extension system. USU is committed to connecting every Utahn to evidence-based information that can improve quality of life. We take a holistic approach, recognizing that social factors, individual characteristics and behaviors, and community resources all come together to impact health outcomes.

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    Helping Hands

    We invite you to explore our resources on physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, financial, environmental and occupational health, and to consider becoming a Master Health Volunteer in your community. USU Health Extension is well-positioned to partner with other organizations, government offices, universities, and volunteer groups to make Utah a healthier state. Please join us in our mission of advocacy, research and teaching.

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    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s largest health philanthropy, has awarded National 4‑H Council a $4.6 million grant to improve the health of 1,000 communities across the nation over the next 10 years. Utah State University Extension was one of five universities selected for this honor based on our preparedness to drive innovation for other communities and to implement the pilot projects. The partnership will focus on three elements:

    (1) designing a sustainable network structure to promote health and well-being in communities across the nation; (2) creating and disseminating tools for healthier communities; and (3) launching a training curriculum for local community advocates.

    This approach will exponentially increase the impact and outcomes of the local Health Councils to drive impactful, sustainable changes.